Could schools help combat the scourge of ‘fake news’? The OECD’s education director, Andreas Schleicher, believes so.
Schleicher runs the organisation’s PISA international comparison of educational standards that will introduce tests in 2018 on global competency alongside the existing measures of literacy and numeracy.
The questions of what fake news is and who it affects are relevant to the discussion of dealing with propaganda, slanted reporting and the internet’s echo chambers.
I’ll be discussing this shortly on BBC5’s Up All Night. It should be an interesting discussion.