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Tool Kit for Filtering News & Taking Civic Action

February 5th, 2017

truthometer-190x300I’m learning how to filter news and just about any information or media I come across (online, print, video).

I think improving your filtering skills has become critical. We are getting flooded by fake news, disinformation and propaganda.

It is becoming more apparent (at least to me) that with the arrival of Trump politics citizens need to take more responsibility for figuring out where information is coming from and what are the verifiable elements in news stories.

Here is a post that has given me a guide for improving my news filtering skills.

Truth, truthiness, triangulation: A news literacy tookit for a “post-truth” world

We were guaranteed a free press,  We were not guaranteed a neutral or a true press. We can celebrate the journalistic freedom to publish without interference from the state.  We can also celebrate our freedom to share multiple stories through multiple lenses.

But it has always been up to the reader or viewer to make the reliability and credibility decisions.  It is up to the reader or viewer to negotiate truth.

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