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Social media - fake news, filter bubbles and sharing wisely!

Updated Monday, 5th February 2018

Meet Frank and travel with him on his adventures through the (sometimes foggy) realms of social media. Explore sharing, filter bubbles and fake news- maybe you can learn from Frank's mistakes with the help of Josie Long.

Think before you tweet!

Oh dear Frank, you really should think more carefully before posting on social media - learn this valuable lesson at Frank's expense!

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Who reads what you write online?

Aunt Mabel, pals from the pub, your best friend's ex wife - who are you talking to when you post online?

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Filter bubbles and fake news

Have you ever noticed you only see opinions on social media that match your own? Maybe you are trapped in a filter bubble! And what is all this fake news we hear about in the... news...?

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