Distinguishing facts from unreliable or false information online is difficult for many of us. And the confusion affects all age groups, political parties and demographics, according to Stanford Professor Sam Wineburg, who writes that “if the internet is the information superhighway, then none of us were given driver’s ed manuals.” Wineburg’s new book, co-authored by Mike Caulfield, plans to fill that gap. It’s called “Verified: How To Think Straight, Get Duped Less, and Make Better Decisions About What To Believe Online.” We talk to Wineburg about how to spot misinformation, identify untrustworthy sources and become a more savvy internet user.
How To Navigate Misinformation Online
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Sam Wineburg, professor of education, Stanford University; author, "Verified: How To Think Straight, Get Duped Less, and Make Better Decisions About What To Believe Online"