Meredith McGehee, from Issue One, talked about efforts in Congress that would mandate greater disclosure of political ads that run on large internet platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.
In this lesson, students will examine arguments related to campaign finance. Specifically, they will a) explain major changes in campaign finance, b) evaluate arguments for reforming campaign finance, and c) determine the central ideas of a primary or secondary source.
This lesson looks at the contributing factors for this political polarization such as media consumption, demographic changes, levels of economic inequality and geography. It also has student analyze the impacts of this polarization in their own lives.
This deliberation will analyze the effect of fake news on traditional media outlets, the reasons and incentives for purveyors of “fake news,” and provide students with resources to strengthen their media literacy skills.