“Bogus news isn’t the real problem: The problem is that we undervalue the type of critical thinking needed to spot it.”

Fake news is running rampant on the internet, but blaming social media sites like Facebook for not filtering it out doesn’t address the larger issue at hand. Bogus news isn’t the real problem: The problem is that we undervalue the type of critical thinking needed to spot it.

We shouldn’t expect a social media site to tell us what is and is not real. We are bombarded with nonsense on a daily basis, and navigating through it is a life skill we must learn. We can’t expect others to do it for us.

continued at source: The Scientific Method – If you want to save democracy, learn to think like a scientist

Bobby Azarian, Cognitive neuroscientist, George Mason University


“It is also important to teach children to demand evidence and think critically from an early age.”

Bobby Azarian