A South Carolina state legislator has proposed a law that would require public schools to teach students media literacy. The state department of education would be required to develop the curriculum with input from an advisory committee composed of experts in media literacy, including teachers, librarians, parents, students, and other stakeholders, Kate Queram reports for Route Fifty.

"The bill aims to improve media literacy among young people as a way to combat the spread of misinformation and 'fake news,' according to Rep. Seth Rose, a Democrat and the bill’s main sponsor," Queram reports. "Multiple states currently require some aspect of media literacy in the K-12 curriculum, although details vary from place to place."