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78% of school systems have dealt with false information this year

June 28, 2024

Via: K-12 Dive
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While misinformation and disinformation has been prevalent in school communities for some time, NSPRA said its findings highlight how much faster and more frequently false information has spread in recent years.

False information can be further amplified using generative artificial intelligence, and schools are already beginning to feel these negative effects. In the past school year, districts have had to navigate deepfake tools that have been used to create AI-generated nude photos of students or fake audio recordings of school leaders.

Such cases have also led to heightened calls for media literacy lessons in schools to combat misinformation.

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