The best way to help kids recognize fake news is to teach them to be fact-checkers:

A better approach, according to experts like Hornik, would be to teach kids at a young age the skills of lateral learning, including how to “interrogate information instead of simply consuming it,” “verify information before sharing it,” “reject rank and popularity as a proxy for reliability,” “understand that the sender of information is often not its source,” and “acknowledge the implicit prejudices we all carry.” Anything short of that is a waste of time and resources.

We can all learn from this process, I think.

Rian van der Merwe Product manager • Author • Speaker