‘I don't think that raising media literate kids is going to somehow save democracy. But I do believe that a generation which is able to see truth will be better advocates, organizers, and consumers.’
Of all the systems in need of reconstruction, the public’s lens into the world around them should be at the top of the list.
A photographer's lens is a powerful tool, but it is often used to serve a false narrative—one that could put Black lives at risk.
Public figures who traffic in lies claim they're practicing free speech, but what they're really doing is putting us all at risk. It’s time for social media giants like Twitter and Facebook to ban them.
It might not be a lack of intelligence that leads many to believe wild—and wildly inaccurate—information, but instead our mind's way of protecting us from feelings of isolation and despair.
Conspiracy theories, which often espouse hateful paranoia about race and politics, are easily debunked but all too easily disseminated. And that's exactly the point.
The sensational nature of the news cycle puts a myopic focus on all things MAGA, to the exclusion of all other things.
And now they're poised to do it again. A journalist reflects on the dangerous disinformation of wartime reporting, and the threat of history repeating itself.
“Heartwarming” stories about selfless actions may seem to be intended to renew faith in human nature, but using emotional appeals to skew a factual conversation is a sign of disinformation and propaganda.
It didn't matter that Senator Harris was a strong candidate with a passionate base. The misogynoir of press coverage doomed her from the outset.