Gomez, a Los Angeles Democrat, said students should learn reasoning skills to assess what they read online.
"Recently, we have seen the corrupting effects of a deliberate propaganda campaign driven by fake news," Gomez said in a statement. "When fake news is repeated, it becomes difficult for the public to discern what's real. These attempts to mislead readers pose a direct threat to our democracy."
AB155 would commission new curriculum standards that include strategies for identifying false reports.
According to the Los Angeles Times, state Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, proposed a separate bill to piggyback off of Gomez’s fight against fake news. Dodd’s bill proposes that requires the state education board to start a “media literacy” curriculum.More on this... Florida librarians create fake patron to keep books Facebook's Safety Check feature triggered by fake news Scholars team up to dispel 400-year-old 'fake news' about US
Dodd called the rise of fake news “deeply concerning” and added that it’s also concerning people can’t distinguish between what’s fact and what’s fiction.Read more at FoxNews