Sunday, November 20, 2016

Meet the professor whose efforts to combat clickbait went viral

The article itself is titled Meet the Professor Who's Trying to Help You Steer Clear of Clickbait. I have mentioned Melissa Zimdars' work before. You will do well to read this article about her and her work on media literacy. Obviously, there are some sites on the list whose owners are unhappy. Hers is not the only effort to combat the problem of false and misleading information going viral. As always I am an advocate of being a critical consumer of mass media and applaud efforts to foster media literacy. The survival of our democratic institutions depends upon the public developing enough literacy to distinguish between reasonably factual news sources and those that are not.

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