When It Looks Like News, How To Tell If It's Not
The days when all the people around us read the same newspapers and watched the same newscasts are long gone. The proliferation of media options also gives us a chance to seek out the delivery of news that confirms our worldview.
And then there's the issue of people hawking items as news that are not really news at all--or true, for that matter.
How tell the bogus story from the real one? Start young.
That's the approach of former CIA analyst Cindy Otis. She's written a book for younger readers, True or False: A CIA Analyst's Guide to Spotting Fake News. It's helpful for all ages; the author checks in with a summation.