Reading between the headlines: from fake news to Firstnews

news media photoParody, deception, the manipulation of information, unethical news reporting, and ‘alternative facts’ are more and more prevalent as the war for hearts and minds heats up worldwide and politicians and spin doctors seek to play on our basic instincts and hardwired psychological tendencies.  “Media literacy” – the art of being able critically to peer behind the headlines – is fast becoming an essential skill set for anyone wanting to remain informed.  There is at least a guide to developing your skills at spotting when and how you might be being mislead, difficult as that sometimes seems to be.

Arm yourself with the tools against deception from FirstNews.

 

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