Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Free newspapers in high schools and colleges to fight against misinformation – Les Echos

Since the attacks of 7 January 2015, the government is seeking by all means to fight complotisme and misinformation. After organizing a day of debate on the subject with experts and teachers last month, the Minister of Education Najat Vallaud Belkacem announced Tuesday the launch of a platform of free newspapers in colleges and high schools the fall 2016, to develop critical thinking skills and teach them to beware of misinformation on social networks.

This platform, called Lirelactu.fr will gradually deployed from May to June, to be accessible in all schools in September 2016. it is made available by the miLibris society, with the support of the press of general information, it hopes to capture futures new readers among the young.

students and teachers can access on tablet computer or via Wi-Fi to their establishment, with the latest edition of fifteen titles selected by the Ministry, edited advertising. They will not be able however to print articles or read the archives.

Doing students’ lucid citizens “

the first titles will be Les Echos, Le Monde, Libération, Le Parisien, Le Figaro, La Croix, L’Humanite, L’Express, Courrier International, L’Observateur, the International New York Times, the New York Daily News, La Vanguardia and Cinco Dias, the ministry said. The selection will be expanded “to other press titles written for general information, especially in the regional daily press and weekly,” says the Rue de Grenelle.

” freedom of expression can be learned, “said Najat Vallaud-Belkacem told a press conference as part of the week of the press and media in school. “We need our students attend regularly,” said she told the newspaper editors to “develop critical thinking”, “learn to be wary of massive disinformation that particular course on the Internet” and “to make them lucid citizens.”

This will “develop reading among young people”, the “knowledge of history, geography, modern languages,” she said, citing “an educational gain huge to get. ” This availability of newspapers is also a way “to develop future players for different media groups,” she noted.

# Ontemanipule

in early February, the government launched an anti-complotiste campaign online through the site “is manipulated you,” the #onthemanipule hashtag and Videotape “Conspiracy theory or conspiracy? “Starring a popular YouTubeur Kevin Razy, member of Studio Bagel.

This choice, however, discredited the government’s campaign. Kevin Razy had appeared in a video released in January by the site tends complotiste The Circle of Volunteers. The comedian responded quickly, pleading ignorance: “I thought it was a small independent media which made the investigative information. “


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