Following earlier discussions, the gap between real and fake news may be wider than we thought, as the study below suggests.
The "truth" is of course subjective, and there's no reason to think that the power to discern what's important or real should be confined to a few "traditional" journalists or outlets.
But as individuals - citizens, neighbors, consumers, producers, workers, carers, employers - we need at least a framework for assessing the flood of information, opinion and just plain bullshit that washes over our screens and eyeballs every day.
I feel a project coming on. Anybody interested?
Preteens and teens may appear dazzlingly fluent, flitting among social-media sites, uploading selfies and texting friends. But they’re often clueless about evaluating the accuracy and trustworthiness of what they find.