• Most Middle-Schoolers Can't Distinguish News From Native Ads
    Online, the vast majority (82%) of middle-schoolers can’t differentiate between real news and ads labeled as “sponsored content,” new research from Stanford University shows. “The study … is the biggest so far on how teens evaluate information they find online,” The Wall Street Journal reports. “Many students judged the credibility of newsy tweets based on how much detail they contained or whether a large photo was attached, rather than on the source,” it writes.