David Brauer on Fake News

David Brauer is an independent journalist in Minneapolis/St. Paul and the Hennepin County Library asked him to write on how to protect yourself from falling for “fake news.”  Here’s the post on Facebook:

How to Defeat Fake News by guest blogger David Brauer:
Fake news is an intentional, premeditated lie, designed to mislead. Writers make honest mistakes (they’re human) or even make poor arguments, but fake news is fundamentally bad faith, a Trojan Horse filled with blatant falsehoods in the guise of credibility.Like any shiny object, fake news is hard to resist.
How can you fight it?

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