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(Axios)   Newsguard to help school kids find factual sources of news and information. Because information is power and nurtures a thriving democracy. But most of all, this article isn't paywalled   (axios.com) divider line
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2022-01-25 9:02:38 AM  
Those same trusted news sources are still going to be running an endless string of misleading and inaccurate ads made to look like news in and around their articles.
 
2022-01-25 9:26:13 AM  
 That's odd, I was asked to pay with my email address to read the article.
 
2022-01-25 12:01:11 PM  
But unlike books in a library or articles in a journal, online resources can be difficult to filter for quality and misinformation.

Perhaps we should give kids more skills to evaluate information than simply "did someone get this published?" which, frankly, was already bullshiat. Most nonsense falls apart on basic inspection anyway (though I realize the danger of encouraging more convincing bullshiat).
 
2022-01-25 2:15:17 PM  

falkone32: But unlike books in a library or articles in a journal, online resources can be difficult to filter for quality and misinformation.

Perhaps we should give kids more skills to evaluate information than simply "did someone get this published?" which, frankly, was already bullshiat. Most nonsense falls apart on basic inspection anyway (though I realize the danger of encouraging more convincing bullshiat).


According to TFA, this will be a rating system, which suggests it will include information on why specific sites are rated as they are. That could be a valuable tool for teaching those skills for evaluating information.
 
2022-01-25 7:28:13 PM  
"a service that uses trained journalists"

Since the last 6 years have proven (actual proof, based on retractions and corrections) that 'honest journalist' is an oxymoron, people need to fight this new propaganda organ at every opportunity.
 
2022-01-25 8:02:38 PM  
It doesn't need to be paywalled subby, its axios, there is no article, just an outline.

no clicks.
 
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