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News Literacy Week: Recognizing manipulated content

News Literacy Week manipulated content
Posted at 6:52 AM, Jan 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-27 07:53:22-05

KATC and our parent company, The E.W. Scripps Company, have partnered with the News Literacy Project, a nonpartisan education nonprofit to help the next generation of news consumers discern credible information from misinformation in today's media.

On GMA, we continue our coverage of News Literacy Week by bringing your attention to the thousands of manipulated images that plague social media platforms.

Some are doctored photos presented as real while others are real photos but aren't what the poster claimed.

So how do you protect yourself from manipulated content?

The News Literacy Project says you should keep an eye on where a piece of information comes from.

Check other news organizations to see if they are reporting the same content and check where the image or video first appeared.

NLP says that media consumers should also check their reactions to the content that is being shared.

Misinformation often plays upon emotional responses.

So if a questionable bit of information makes you feel outraged, it may be manipulated content trying to manipulate you.

This story is part of KATC's News Literacy Project. Learn more at

See more on Manipulated Content, here and view our previous News Literacy Week stories:

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