Parents' Guide to

Trust Me

By Sabrina McFarland, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Media literacy docu takes a swipe at digital misinformation.

Movie NR 2021 91 minutes
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age 13+

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age 13+

"Trust Me" for teaching critical media literacy skills

This is a great film for teaching kids how media "ill-literacy" can lead to crises, and what they can do to protect themselves from being manipulated online. Original music is super.

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Documentarian Belic presents a powerful picture about the escalating use of digital misinformation and need for media literacy. The movie mentions that misinformation spreads surprisingly at a quicker speed than true information. Tech insiders proclaim that platforms aren't designed to offer readers reliable information, but help create an addiction among its users who then seek more. The film also addresses the issue of divisive narratives that are giving rise to an "us against them" culture, says Maria Ressa, Co-Founder & CEO of the news website Rappler. "The world is getting pushed and pulled apart, and yet people don't know they're being manipulated." Belic hopes that the film "will stimulate public debate so we can fix these problems." Impressively, Trust Me lives up to that task for viewers.

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