Too often, genuine ‘news’—in the form of substantiated facts and information—is forced to compete with catchy Tweets and opinions that might be based on false or fake news stories.
This article by Helen Lee Bouygues, writing for Forbes, makes the following points:
- The ability of citizens and leaders to compromise has always been central to a robust and thriving democracy. That requires listening to and engaging with others we disagree.
- A central tenet of critical thinking is the willingness to expand your perspective by looking at issues differently.
- A recent survey (link in full article) revealed a 26-per cent drop in the number of Americans actively seeking discussion with those with different opinions.
- Social media is partly to blame.
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