California law targets social media misinformation in public schools

Posted on AllSides December 5th, 2023
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Supporters and critics of a new California law requiring media literacy instruction in public schools say it’s no coincidence the law is being implemented as presidential campaigns — particularly, former President Donald Trump’s — get underway.

Backers of Assembly Bill 873 say its aim is to help students discern accurate, objective data from opinion and misinformation, but critics say the new law is an extension of state Democrats’ efforts to discredit and silence conservative and alternative media sources.

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