What to Make
of the "News" March 2020
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What to Make of the "News"
- Is it real, simply inaccurate, or fake.
strength of today’s technology driven world is the
wealth of information provided via news organizations,
social media outlets, blogs, various opinion pieces and
other “informative” web sites. While most of this
"news" is generally accurate, unfortunately much of
what is available can fall into a miss-leading, false
(inaccurate), fake (deliberately inaccurate) or opinion
(possibly inaccurate) category. And we may unwittingly
may exacerbate the problem by first noting the shocking
and nearly unbelievable stories, and then by making them
available our friends and others by using social media.
While it’s in our nature to be trusting and to want to be noticed, and
alerting others to the unusual appears to make us
special, this very act gives unreliable information
some credibility and results in further spreading.