This article from December 2017 describes some new technology that manipulates audio and video and how this may be used to spread misinformation. The article also provides some essential questions that educators can use with students as they address media and news literacy.
This (American) research looked at how kids get their news, how much they trust different news sources, whether they can spot "fake news," and more. The survey was conducted in January 2017 and included 853 children age 10–18.
This classroom resource, based on the book Ready Player One and created by an educator, has discussion ideas, videos and interviews. The resource promotes critical literacy and the importance of understanding how ideas are constructed and shared.
Until recently, most news with global reach came from major newspapers and networks with the resources to gather information directly. This video explains "circular reporting", which spreads false information.