ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Dec. 13, 2021) – When the Poynter Institute launched its digital media literacy initiative MediaWise in 2018, the nonpartisan nonprofit set an ambitious goal. Teach 1 million middle and high school students how to better detect misleading or inaccurate information on the internet. Now, nearly four years later, MediaWise has reached 21 million people of all ages in the United States and continues to grow its roster of robust educational programs.
With support from Meta, MediaWise announces a global expansion of its online fact-checking training. The project will develop an international extension to address information disorder in three countries.