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New Jersey Schools To Teach Children How To “Avoid Disinformation”

Democratic New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy Signed “information literacy” Law this week that mandates schools teach K-12 Students learn how to identify “disinformation” Protecting is our motto “democracy.”

The Signed bill Murphy On WednesdayWas? sponsored Both Republicans Democrats In the legislature earlier in the year. 

“Our democracy remains under sustained attack through the proliferation of disinformation that is eroding the role of truth in our political and civic discourse,” Murphy said In a statement “It is our responsibility to ensure our nation’s future leaders are equipped with the tools necessary to identify fact from fiction.”

The Directs bill, S588, bill New Jersey’s Department This is Education To develop standards for schools districts to teach “information literacy” Critical thinking. “Information literacy is more important now than ever before, especially with the growing prevalence of social media and online news,” Acting Commissioner This is Education Dr. Angelica Allen-McMillan.

The Both voted in favor of the bill. Democrats Republicans. 

“Teaching children about information literacy will help them to weigh the flood of news, opinion, and social media they are exposed to both online and off,” State Sen. Michael Testa, Republican Sponsor of the legislation “This law isn’t about teaching kids that any specific idea is true or false, rather it’s about helping them learn how to research, evaluate, and understand the information they are presented for themselves.”  

Democratic State Sen. Shirley Turner The bill was linked with the riot WashingtonWashington, D.C. January 6, 2021. “This signing feels especially timely as we approach the second anniversary of the January 6th attack on the US Capitol. It is incredibly important that our children are taught how to discern reliable sources and recognize false information,” She claimed. 

The Curriculum will include information about “critical thinking and using information resources,” “the difference between facts, points of view, and opinions,” “the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information.” 

Murphy The legislation was described as the first ever state legislation dealing directly with this topic. “information literacy.” According To the group Media Literacy NowOther states have tried different approaches to integrate media literacy in the school curriculum. 

 He It was also connected to his “Disinformation Portal” It was launched by the New Jersey Office This is Homeland Security Preparedness.

At The portal, resources Learn more “disinformation hampers efforts to curb monkeypox,” “anti-government disinformation targets law enforcement,” “domestic extremists promote violence to oppose elections,” “domestic extremists exploit war in Ukraine.” 

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