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Friday, September 29, 2017

Think Fake News Is Scary?

Think Fake News Is Scary? Try False Teaching
We learn to spot a lie by studying the truth.
Jen Wilkin
The headline hit my Facebook feed at the peak of lake season: "Freshwater Shark Caught in Lake Lewisville." Purportedly, a shocked fisherman landed a shark in the lake adjacent to my town. By the time the local news debunked the story, it had been shared over 100,000 times. It is a classic example of "fake news," complete with a clickbait photo of a child next to a giant shark on a dock. In a sly stroke of comedy, the fisherman's name was listed as "Ima Lion," and his granddaughter's as "Shebe Lion." Shared over 100,000 times. continue reading >>

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