No elaborate title this week, we simply want to talk about the importance of media literacy during a time when news and other information is flying by our timelines at a record pace. We’ll discuss the tactics we use to determine the validity, truthfulness, and intent of the news articles that we have turned into various episodes of the show. Then we’ll turn that lens on one specific article that set of alarm bells when we first read the title. 

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The Links:

Ding Ding! The Most Racist Member of Congress Just Got Beat.(Mother Jones)

How to Fight Lies, Tricks, and Chaos Online (The Verge)

We’re Keeping A Running List Of Hoaxes And Misleading Posts About The Nationwide Police Brutality Protests (Buzzfeed)

George Floyd protests: Misleading footage and conspiracy theories spread online(BBC)

George Floyd Protests: Rumor Roundup (Snopes)

US Reports over 21,000 new cases amid mass protests(ABC News)