The Consequence of Fake News

Propaganda, obfuscation, spin and bull$%#t are now facts of public life to a degree that we haven’t seen before in the U.S. and helping people recognize and consider truth vs. lies will now be part of the job description for those of us engaged in the work that we do. Here’s some simple help. Read More …

Not long ago, Facebook said it had removed 3.3 billion fake accounts – a number three times the population of China. In December, Twitter said it removed 6,000 fake accounts created by the Saudi government alone. Understanding the scale of the problem feels overwhelming, but we need to understand what we’re dealing with if we have any hope of working with it. Read More …

Nearly as many people (who bother at all) get their news from online sources as do those who get it from traditional television news sources. Radio hardly counts as a news source anymore and traditional local newspapers are dying. But people are still looking for local information that they can trust. Read More …