U.S. Media Literacy Week, sponsored by the National Association for Media Literacy Education, runs from Oct. 25-29 and aims to promote understanding of how to critically evaluate information. For the annual event, Cronkite News shares how to find credible and factual information and takes on fake news, misinformation, social media and algorithms.

Stopping misinformation

We explain the steps you can take to help stop the spread of misinformation.

How to SIFT fact from fiction

We explain how to use the SIFT method to be informed media consumers.

What is a bot?

We explain how bots spread misinformation on social media and how to spot them.

Understanding algorithms

We explain what an algorithm is and how it determines content in social media feeds.

What is misinformation?

We explain the seven different types of misinformation and the harm they can do.