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CommonSenseMedia.org launched the Young Voter's Guide to Social Media and the News: to help give all voters, and especially young voters, the resources and tools necessary to separate fact from fiction and make sense of election news and social media coverage.

Why are faked images and videos so popular? How might AI or deepfake technology subvert or threaten a democratic election? And perhaps more universally, How does the existence of this new technology change the way we see the world? Teachers: Visit the lesson plan that accompanies this video.

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2020 Social Media Voter Scorecard

Millions of young voters are gearing up to vote in November—many for the first time—but feeling overwhelmed by the constant barrage of information on social media. In our recent survey of young voters, we found that only about a quarter of 18- to 29-year-olds say they know where to get unbiased information about issues and candidates. 

From deepfakes and misinformation campaigns to political ads and biased news coverage, it's difficult to cut through the noise to find the facts. And with social media platforms allowing the spread of false information to go unchecked, it's harder than ever to know what's true—especially about the upcoming election and key issues.

Lesson Plans and Activities

USCIS offers lesson plans with instructions and teaching strategies for novice and seasoned ESL instructors preparing students for U.S. citizenship.

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The Cat in the Hat is running for President as the kids’ candidate, and he wants you to help choose his first order of business when he gets into office! Have fun and learn more about The Cat's five partner organizations with the activities!

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