Fake News Curriculum Bill Dies in California Legislature - NBC New York
National & International News
The day’s top national and international news

Fake News Curriculum Bill Dies in California Legislature

The problem of false reports masquerading as news emerged as a major issue of the 2016 election. Many such reports were shared widely during the campaign

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Fake News Curriculum Bill Dies in California Legislature
    Fairfax Media/Fairfax Media via Getty Images
    File photo

    California lawmakers have killed a bill that aimed to teach high school students to spot fake news.

    The bill died in the Assembly Appropriations Committee without discussion Friday.

    It would have commissioned new curriculum standards that included strategies for identifying false stories.

    The problem of false reports masquerading as news emerged as a major issue of the 2016 election. Many such reports were shared widely during the campaign.

    Protesters Removed From Senate Health Care Bill Hearing

    [NATL] Health Care Bill Protesters Forcibly Removed From Senate Finance Committee Room

    Protesters chanting "No cuts for Medicaid, save our liberty!" were forcibly removed from the Senate Finance Committee room Monday as lawmakers attempted to convene a hearing into the Republican Graham Cassidy health care bill.

    (Published Monday, Sept. 25, 2017)

    A measure that would have called for public schools to teach about the 2016 election also died Friday in the Appropriations Committee. That bill's author had argued students needed to learn about the election because of alleged Russian interference in the presidential contest between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

    Both bills were sponsored by Democrats. Lawmakers can revive them next year.