This really interesting article is from Democracy Digest:
How to distinguish fact from fiction in an age where misinformation is dangerously pandemic? The Washington Post’s Valerie Strauss asks, drawing on lessons from the nonprofit News Literacy Project and the educational resources it provides in this piece and the project’s free weekly newsletter called the Sift, including….
A new report from the Stanford History Education Group that found little change in high school students’ ability to evaluate information online since 2016, when the Stanford researchers released the results of a similar study.
Every new communication technology brings a range of constructive and destructive effects, and over time, ways are found to improve the balance, note analysts Jonathan Haidt and Tobias Rose-Stockwell. If we want democracy to succeed—indeed, if we want the idea of democracy to regain respect in an age when dissatisfaction with democracies is rising—we’ll need to understand the many ways in which social-media platforms create conditions that may be hostile to democracy’s success, they write for The Atlantic Monthly, suggesting three types of reform:…
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