Yakob Godlif Malatuny; Jumiati Tuharea
This paper is based on the concerns of researchers against the rise of false news that is tucked behind the news in the mass media. News lie not only troubles the citizens, but harm the public interest, because the news lie can lead to slander. In order to prevent the trap of false rumors, every citizen must have critical thinking skills established through the media literacy as a savior. This study aims to examine the mass media literacy as a basis for the formation of critical thinking skills of citizenship education students Pattimura University. Mass media literacy becomes a vital path for civic education students to digest the widespread opinions by journalists in the mass media to save their common sense.