Even America Could Descend Into Tyranny

When all that matters (in politics) are impressions, emotions and myths, not facts, we are on the road to tyranny. https://t.co/NkfLqRDEhZ— jimbuie (@jimbuie) March 7, 2017 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

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Students Take Exercises to Distinguish Real News from Fake News

The News Literacy Project helps students distinguish real news from fake news. Students in classrooms are doing exercises to determine real news from fake news, mostly from viral content spread on social media. Here's the story from NPR. Some politicians are attempting to delegitimize real news they don't like that holds them accountable by labeling it... Continue Reading →

10 Journalism Brands Where You Find Real News Rather Than Fake News

In this era of fake news, finding and developing trust in brand-name journalism is very important. Readers should view sites they've never heard of with a lot more skepticism than trusted brands. Here are 10 trusted brands in the US and the UK: http://www.forbes.com/sites/berlinschoolofcreativeleadership/2017/02/01/10-journalism-brands-where-you-will-find-real-facts-rather-than-alternative-facts/#2a6b77f329c1 In addition, the New York Times has developed "skills and strategies... Continue Reading →

Fake News Is Not New

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/12/fake-news-history-long-violent-214535 Americans believe crazy, wrong things There are no child sex slaves at my local pizza parlor Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook are in denial about fake news. Facebook is said to create censorship tool for China. How the Internet is Loosening Our Grip on the Truth An hour-by-hour look at how a conspiracy theory becomes... Continue Reading →

Debunking Conspiracy Theories

Many people in this Internet age believe "conspiracy theories" -- assertions contrary to facts established by eyewitness accounts or authenticated documents.  How can professional communicators persuade people not to believe conspiracy theories? Some of these theories go to the heart of critical thinking, and the need to develop such skills. What is a good way... Continue Reading →

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