The Medium is the message …
Or perhaps not. The message may be the message that “they” want you to believe. Know your source. Think critically. And then read the stuff that the Robot wants you to read.
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The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 01/28/2020
by Media Bias Fact Check on January 28, 2020 at 9:00 am
The code of principles of the International Fact-Checking Network IFCN at Poynter is a series of commitments organizations abide by to promote excellence in fact-checking. The following fact checks come from IFCN fact checkers. (D. Van Zandt) Claim: Is U.S. Attorney General William Barr about to announce federal regulations banning Sharia Law in the United States? Lead Stories rating: False Fake News: Attorney General William Barr Is NOT About To Announce Federal […]
Republicans and Democrats live in “nearly inverse news media environments,” Pew finds
by Media Bias Fact Check on January 27, 2020 at 2:00 pm
By LAURA HAZARD OWEN @laurahazardowen Nieman Lab No one news source is trusted by a majority of U.S. adults, and Republicans trust Fox News far more than any other news outlet, according to a report out Friday from Pew. Democrats trust CNN about as much as Republicans trust Fox News, Pew found, but the difference is that while “no other source comes close to rivaling Fox News’ appeal to Republicans, a number of sources other than CNN are also […]
When will there be a coronavirus vaccine? 5 questions answered
by Aubree Gordon, Professor of Public Health, University of Michigan on January 28, 2020 at 1:12 pm
One of the dangers of the new coronavirus is that there is no treatment – and no vaccine. But researchers had already been at work on vaccines for close-related viruses. […]
Americans on the right and left change their minds after hearing where Trump stands
by John A. Tures, Professor of Political Science, LaGrange College on January 28, 2020 at 1:11 pm
In recent years, voters have shifted their views on issues based upon the positions of politicians -- even when that shift clashes with their ideology. […]