Only 1 in 50 children in Britain have critical literacy skills to spot 'fake news' story

Mail Online | 6/13/2018 | Daily Mail Reporter
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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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