Monday, June 18, 2018

VOA News Literacy Lesson 6: News and Social Media

VOA News Literacy Lesson 6: News and Social Media

Read the story and watch the video that were originally published at

This lesson is based on the News Literacy course at the Center for News Literacy at Stony Brook University. For more information on how to become a news literate citizen, go to

Words in this story:

tyrant – n. a ruler who has complete power over a country and who is cruel and unfair

cruelty – n. a desire to cause others to suffer : the quality or state of being cruel

legitimate – adj. allowed according to rules or laws

erroneous – adj. not correct

manipulate – v. to deal with or control (someone or something) in a clever and usually unfair or selfish way

reputation – n. the common opinion that people have about someone or something

distress – n. suffering that affects the mind or body

lure – v. to cause or persuade (a person or an animal) to go somewhere or to do something by offering some pleasure or gain

gossip – n. information about the behavior and personal lives of other people

obligation – n. something that you must do because of a law, rule, promise, etc.

discrepancy – n. a difference especially between things that should be the same

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