BLUFMisinformation has had a significant influence on elections, public health etc.; however, there are critical thinking skills that can help you recognize misinformation when you come across it.
Tod Perry writing in Upworthy, makes the following points:
- Those who are most susceptible to misinformation don't trust fact-checkers.
- 'The word fact-checking itself has become politicized.'
- Exposing people to arguments against their beliefs can improve their critical thinking ability and make people less susceptible to misinformation.
- Teaching people to make their own correct decisions will be more effective than removing content through fact-checks.
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References from the Web:
- AUG 2022 Enhancing critical thinking skills and media literacy in initial vocational education and training via self-nudging: The contribution of NERDVET project-Frontiers