Teaching about fake news

At a post-election talk with some UMass colleagues someone raised the interesting question “What can we do or what have we done wrong?. I have never forgot the question although I don’t have an answer. I am concerned that University faculty have been so critical of the MSM and of our governing institutions, often rightly, that they have contributed to the eroding of faith in those institutions. Clearly the Right has been doing that for years as well. Here is an interesting story about teaching students about how to evaluate information.

 


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