The Misinformation Chronicles

Misinformation is not a game! That’s my response to CNN for their breezy coverage of this critical issue. In the article,┬áResearchers have created a ‘vaccine’ for fake news. It’s a game┬áJon Roozenbeek and Sander van der Linden described the development of a computer game that has users creating fake news, and they published a study …

Skeptical, Yet Susceptible

For as long as I can remember, my fiscally conservative stepfather has railed against “those crooks in Washington.” As a longtime CPA, he knows his way around the tax laws in the US. As a longtime Republican, he thinks taxes are too high and lazy people get free money. I often overheard him commiserating with …

My Media Diet – (With a Generous Helping of Misinformation)

Tuesday January 11, 2022 7 am: As I silenced the alarm, I saw I had one notification on Facebook. It was a message from the Marketplace for Nike sneakers that the algorithm thought “I might like.” I didn’t. I felt like Charlie Brown: I didn’t get a cheerful good morning from an old friend, or …

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