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(Original image by Cristina Spanò) An article explaining different types of misleading information and what we might do to fight it: https://onlysky.media/mclark/meet-the-fab-five-of-misleading-information/ Videos: Disinformation, Misinformation, Malinformation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vg3s6mQq3C0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HD5MmuLDeFE Why Do Conservatives Fall for Fake News? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISYL1WsuR78 How to Recognize Disinformation and How to Stop it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ubPQm63_7c Malinformation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23uDpJnHKwQ&t=121s&pp=ygUXbWFsaW5mb3JtYXRpb24gdGltIHBvb2w%3D Colbert and Post-Truth vs Truthiness https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ck0yqUoBY7M Truth or Truthiness https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rm9AZb3jbBk Just-So Stories https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_U9Gz7Rl1kY 1. Can you give real life examples of the "Fab Five" from the article? If you haven't read it, they are misinformation, disinformation, malinformation, truthiness and just-so stories. 2. Is mis/dis/malinformation a new problem? Does it seem like people take it more seriously today than in the past? 3. How should education tackle identifying misleading information, if this skill should be included in education? 4. How much is modern media to blame for our confusion vs human nature being lazy? 5. Should social media platforms be held responsible for hosting misleading information? How should misleading info be distinguished from unpopular or uninformed opinions? 6. What is your normal reaction when you come across misleading information? Do you wish you would react differently? 7. At a time when creating fake news through deepfakes and AI is easy and cheap, what could the future of news and information be? Will information exist as something universal and factual, or will it be personal and entertaining and/or serving merely as confirmation bias?

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