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Videos are a powerful, popular, and increasingly easy way to make and spread arguments about policy topics. Compelling footage and authoritative narration may make students tempted to trust such videos. In this task, students watch a short video and explain why they might not trust a video that makes a contentious claim.

Crash Course Video #7: Evaluating Photos & Videos

John Green explains why it's easy to be fooled by online images and teaches strategies for investigating the reliability of photos and videos posted online.  

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