Tagged: Essays

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Newspapers in black and white, by Jon S.

Combatting the Scourge of Fake News on Social Media

There’s been a lot of talk about “fake news” on social media platforms the last few days, particularly since both Google and Facebook have announced that they’re kicking “fake news” sites out of their advertising platforms.

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Mister Rogers, 'Look for the Helpers'

It’s time to be helpers.

I’ve been putting a lot of thought into how we got to this place, and how we might get back from it.

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Newspapers in black and white, by Jon S.

Good Journalism: You suck at the news. Stop it.

I often hear people decry the state of the news, as though it’s fallen so far from its former, lofty origins, and this is bullshit. The news has always been heavily mixed with bias, agendas, propaganda and frequently, flat lies.