Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

I really like the first part of this article: "the only viable literacy solution to web misinformation involves always checking any information in your stream" before you believe it or share it or whatever. No doubt, and he makes the case convincingly. Where I disagree is with how you should check. Verify URLs to make sure the site isn't spoofed? Yes, this should be second nature. Make sure the site is a reputable publication? Not enough. Any time you read some significant claim, look for a second source. That's how the professionals do it. Don't trust the source. Trust the web.

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