30 Apr '18, 5pm

A guide to figuring out if the article you're reading is true

A guide to figuring out if the article you're reading is true

A couple of years ago, my friend sat me down and demanded to know why I wasn’t more outraged. He had been getting politically active as of late, and by that I mean he’d been posting articles on his Facebook wall with titles like “Hillary Clinton eats Russian cats for breakfast.” “Why don’t you ever share my posts?” he asked. “You don’t think this stuff is important?” I sighed. “Alright, let’s do this,” I said. I put on my journalism hat and showed him, line by line, why he shouldn’t trust the articles he’s reading. Fake news is becoming a huge problem. With so many sites publishing so many articles, it's hard to figure out what's true anymore. My friend is a smart guy. But the truth is, it’s not enough to be a smart or careful or have a nuanced global perspective on cat-related recipes. If you want to separate fact from fiction – especially important when things like clima...

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