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Kathy Malatesta, a teacher librarian at Brookfield, Conn., High School, talks about source citations during the freshman Digital Student class. The required class teaches media literacy skills and has the students scrutinize sources for their on-line information. (AP Photo/Stephen Dunn)

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Alarmed by fake news, states push media literacy in schools

Alarmed by the proliferation of false content online, state lawmakers around the country are pushing schools to put more emphasis on teaching students how to tell fact from fiction.