Only 1 in 50 children in Britain have critical literacy skills to spot 'fake news' story
| Daily Mail Reporter
6/13/2018 12:03 AM EST
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Just one in 50 children can spot 'fake news' stories, a major new report on literacy has found.
The National Literacy Trust found that when 2,200 pupils aged eight to 16 took a fake news quiz, only a handful were able to spot all the fabricated stories.
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The made-up pieces included one about Britain re-introducing standing-only train carriages and another about the UK withdrawing from Eurovision.
Both stories were posted on Twitter as April Fools'...
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