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The Fakes of Life and gullibility

Source: Silicon Valley Can’t Destroy Democracy Without Our Help – The New York Times In this op for the New York Times, Emily Parker bluntly lays out my central concern about sales pitches. I’m using “sales pitches” as a sort … Continue reading

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Facts versus fakes on Facebook

Until reading this from 538 Significant Digits, I didn’t know Facebook was trying to label fake news stories by tagging them as “disputed.” So how is that going? 80 percent Facebook’s new attempt to have third-party fact checking groups vet … Continue reading

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“In Italian Schools, Reading, Writing and Recognizing Fake News”

Source: In Italian Schools, Reading, Writing and Recognizing Fake News – The New York Times Maybe the Italians can send teachers here to show our students how to do it. ROME — After reading the horrors in Dante’s “Inferno,” Italian … Continue reading

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