Reading and Sharing “News”

Silvia Di Blasio

Years ago I was a teacher. I encouraged students to use computer applications (and the Internet) to do research and create artifacts to share what they have found and learned.

Invariably, the first thing they would all learn in my class (no matter their age or grade) was how to spot biased, inaccurate or outdated information.

We use information to build our opinions and values, sometimes we also use “instinct” which is no other thing that our brains putting all observations together behind our own consciousness and then bringing it all to the front (that’s why we experience it as a “insight”, a “gut feeling” or an “Aha! Moment”, they are all the result of our minds working in the background with all the unprocessed data we have been capturing from diverse sources)

With the wrong information, biased sources (and the wrong questions) we risk making a bad judgement and…

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