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1637 N. Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
USA

(773)862-5331

Street-Level Youth Media is a non-profit, media arts literacy organization serving Chicago's youth.  We teach audio engineering, mixing, video production, digital photography, online journalism, and more.  If you are between the ages of 12 through 24, all of our programs and services are free.

If you live in Chicago and are between 12 - 24 years old, come take part in one or all of our media arts programs, book a private studio session, use our computer lab or join one of our clubs.  We also host an open-mic on the first Friday of each month.  

You'd Probably Believe It, "Prove It"

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A Youth-Run Webzine From Chicago.

You'd Probably Believe It, "Prove It"

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Fake news have been going on for many years, most people believe what they see on the social media and random internet sites. Maybe you are someone who's been fooled by something you've seen on the internet. Satire sites like The Onion look very believable but also very funny. Fake news sites ranges to many different groups, there is the straight up fake and hoax site, the satire sites and clickbait sites. The best way to find if they are fake is by identifying major things:

  • Does the headline match the facts within the story? No, than is a hoax site.
  • Is the story found on major news site and does it hold the same information as it? If not than it's probably satire or clickbait.
  • Or check it on Snopes.
  • And of course always check their sources!

According to a recent CNET article  two percent of Americans, no matter the age believes what they read online. Two percent might seem small but that’s 6,378,000 people, now that's a lot of people. See the video below? The is totally fake, you can not charge an iPod with an onion, but two percent of the population believes it's real.

Produced by Gabby, 17