Truth in what we’re fed
Updated: Nov 30, 2020
Do you feel that the news you‘re hearing and seeing slants to one political agenda or the other? Or do you find yourself questioning almost every story that pops up in your newsfeed?
You’re not alone. In today’s era we are inundated with a barrage of information through our social media and main stream news outlets on a continuous basis. The problem for many of us is separating the truth from the sensational in what we are reading, seeing, hear and sharing.
With the apparent bias from traditionally trustworthy media sources coupled with a steady feed of curated content on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok (who’s seem to be unable to vet content in real-time), it’s a challenge to know where are you supposed to turn for accurate information and the story.
As a consumer of media and these stories, the onus of authenticity has shifted from that of the professional journalists to us as the audience.
So how can you know if the recent article about COVID-19 or that bear selfie is real? The golden rule is to find the same information from two other credible sources (not your friends Facebook posts).
All we ask is that you vet before you share to help stop the spread of misinformation.
Having said that, our team could use a laugh and would love to see some of the most outrageous content that you’ve seen in the last week.