INFORMATION AGE: Do we live in a ‘Post Truth’ world in which facts no longer matter? Social media now enables lies to spread faster than at any time in history with automated Twitter accounts – bots – can now push specific content onto thousands of targeted feeds.
In a recent TEDx talk, author and journalist David Patrikarakos has come up with a formulation to battle the tide of fake news that has made up our post-truth age.
Use trusted news sources.
Read articles from publications that might oppose your political views.
Mistrust the mob — void the sensational and untrue articles that the mob is sharing on social media.
Log Off — Don’t let social media suck your life away.