Stephen Downes

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The usual advice given to people about fake news (and fake images) usually has something to with: consider the source, consider the content, does it look professional, are other people linking to it? Etc. I'm thinking for example of Mike Caulfield, who often gives this advice, as in this interview. Not so, according to this report. "Instead, what matters are digital media literacy skills, experience or skill in photography, and prior attitudes about the issue." Not that any of this is easy, and the study also points to the risk of government and institutional overreaction.

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