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Scientific American article features quote from Ashley

An article in Scientific American, “Schoolkids Are Falling Victim to Disinformation and Conspiracy Fantasies,” quotes Seth Ashley, a professor in the Boise State Department of Communication. The article covers efforts to untangle how, and why to teach news and media literacy. Specifically, teaching children how to separate facts from fiction. Ashley states, “We can’t definitely say news literacy causes you to reject conspiracy theories, but the fact that we see a positive relationship there tells us there’s something to this that we need to continue to explore.”