Lesson Handout: The Spread of MisinformationThis is a self-paced, ungraded lesson. You’ll use your notes from this lesson to complete a writing task.Warm-Up:Start with a “free write” to respond to the following question.Question:Response:How can the spread of false information beharmful to a society?
Introduction:View the video clip below and answer the questions.Video Clip1:Disinformation and Misinformation on the Internet(2:16)How does Harold Feld define disinformation? What is anexample of this?How does Harold Feld define misinformation? What is anexample of this?What are the differences between disinformation,misinformation, and opinion?What are potential consequences of disinformation andmisinformation?Brainstorm Activity:Make a list of reasons why you think people believe and spread misinformation and disinformation. Includeexamples that you see in your life as you make your list.Why do people believe and spread misinformation and disinformation?
Exploration:Click on the links below to view the video clips. For each video take notes on the categories listed on the chart.VideosWhat factors contribute tothe spread of false