🌠Free Resources To Help You Combat Fake News and Regain Your

Ever wake up one morning and think to yourself:

“Jeepers self, there are soooo many sides to one particular event…. how can I find out that I’m not being taken for a fool regarding fake news?”

If so you’re definitely not alone, the propoganda that exist these days is truly horrifying. Sad

That’s why you’ll love the following guide (and be sure to return back once you’re done so you can benefit from the additional resources I uncovered for you):

www.allsides.com/media-bias/how-to-spot-types-of-media-bias

There, you’ll discover goodies like:

“Journalism is tied to a set of ethical standards and values, including truth and accuracy, fairness and impartiality, and accountability. However, journalism today often strays from objective fact; the result is biased news. Bias isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but hidden media bias misleads, manipulates and divides us. This is why AllSides provides hundreds of media bias ratings, a balanced newsfeed, the AllSides Media Bias Chart™, and the AllSides Fact Check Bias Chart™.

72 percent of Americans believe traditional news sources report fake news, falsehoods, or content that is purposely misleading. With trust in media declining, media consumers must learn how to spot types of media bias….”

and

“…Spin

Spin is a type of media bias that means vague, dramatic or sensational language. When journalists put a “spin” on a story, they stray from objective, measurable facts. Spin is a form of media bias that clouds a reader’s view, preventing them from getting a precise take on what happened.

In the early 20th century, Public Relations and Advertising executives were referred to as “spin doctors.” They would use vague language and make unsupportable claims in order to promote a product, service or idea, downplaying any alternative views in order to make a sale. Increasingly, these tactics are appearing in journalism…..”

and more!

Mastering learning how to identify fake news is a topic that could make for a grand challenge, cheatsheet, tutorial and more. You could structure it like so:

Step 1.) First, Check Out “Identifying Fake News” Guides by libraries and more.

Need help with that? Consider:

guides.library.cornell.edu/evaluate_news/fakenews

library.pfeiffer.edu/Fake-News-Worksheet.pdf

ny.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/fake-news/

www.reuters.com/fact-check

www.allsides.com/story/concerns-about-misinformation-fake-news-heightened-amid-russian-attacks-ukraine

Next, move to:

Step 2.) Check Out Visual “Indentifying Fake News” Tutorials

Need resources for that? Check out:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkwWcHekMdo

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssO8wIYQMzs

www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDj4sz_Dvn8

www.youtube.com/watch?v=mihILnYAFPg

www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSKGa_7XJkg

Finally, move to:

Step 3.) Armed with the Above, Look for Limit Your Exposure to Polarizing Topics and Regain Your Sanity

The very best resource I have found for that is the extension “News Feed Eradicator”

Chrome is at
chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/news-feed-eradicator/fjcldmjmjhkklehbacihaiopjklihlgg?hl=en

Firefox is at
addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/news-feed-eradicator/

What’s sooo cool about this is you can filter the news you see for:

FB

Instagram

Twitter

YouTube

LinkedIn

Reddit

Y Combinator News

Github

For other browsers, you can simply search for:

BrowserName Extension News Eradictor

like

Safari:
www.google.com/search?q=safari+extensions+news+eradicator

Opera:
www.google.com/search?q=opera+extensions+news+eradicator

Want other ways to break distractions?

Check out:

www.breakthetwitch.com/10-free-extensions/

zapier.com/blog/stay-focused-avoid-distractions/

Good stuff!

Your takeaway?

Fake news (and dealing with things that are polarizing) can really affect your mental health. Luckily, you can proactively take advantage of all the above resources to regain your sanity….

Why not dive into that today?

Enjoy!

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