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Story of Saara Chaudry and CBC Kids News • 2021-10-01 06:00

Professional journalists must meet high standards

The internet is full of articles, videos, and photos that claim to be true. But how can you be sure?

Nowadays, almost anyone with access to a digital device and some basic knowledge can make things up and package them up to look like real news.

There is disinformationwhen inaccurate information is intentionally created in order to deceive people.

There are also Misinformationwhen information is shared by people who do not realize it is fake.

And then there is real news, written by journalists, who have to follow strict rules enforced by the organizations they work for.

These rules include:

  • Verifying the facts.

  • Search for multiple points of view.

  • If a mistake is made, be open with the audience and correct it.

So how do you tell the difference between real news and fake stuff?

Click play to hear CBC Kids News, Saara Chaudry’s explanation in no more than three minutes.

Are you looking for more tips on consuming, creating, or sharing digital content?

Check out some of Saara’s other videos:

Do you have any further questions? We’ll check it out for you. Send us an email at cbckidsnews@cbc.ca.

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About the contributor

Saara Chaudry

Saara Chaudry

CBC Kids News contributor

Saara is passionate about making a positive impact in the world, be it in her community, on the big screen, or in her role as a contributor on CBC Kids News. The 12th grade student from Toronto played Little Cosette in Les Miserables, Howie in Max & Shred, Dana’s older sister in Dino Dana, and Martina Crowe in The Mysterious Benedict Society. Outside of film and media, Saara is an award-winning international debater and speaker. She is the current Ontario Debate and Public Speaking Champion. She is also a vocal advocate for gender and racial equality and the education of girls. Saara was recently named a UNICEF Canada Youth Advocate in 2020.

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