Monthly Archives: October 2017

Not “Fake News,” But Still Awful for Other Reasons:  Analysis of Two Examples from The Echo Chambers This Week

The term “fake news” is problematic for a number of reasons, one of which is that it is widely used to mean anything from “outright hoax” to “some information I do not like.” Therefore, I refrain from using the term to describe media sources at all. Besides that, I refrain from discussing the term because ...Read more

Not “Fake News,” But Still Awful for Other Reasons:  Analysis of Two Examples from The Echo Chambers This Week2018-08-28T23:17:51+00:00

Top Six Red Flags that Identify a Conspiracy Theory Article

These rhetorical patterns are common to many conspiracy theories. Learn to identify them and sharpen your critical thinking skills. It can be tough to see your social media friend sharing conspiracy theory stories, and tough to respond to them effectively. Pointing it out and saying "that's a conspiracy theory" doesn't seem to be effective. But ...Read more

Top Six Red Flags that Identify a Conspiracy Theory Article2020-05-13T21:58:19+00:00
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