Know (and Fight!) Your Fake News

Melissa Zimdars (assistant professor of communication at Merrimack College) put together an incredibly helpful doc of “false, misleading, clickbait-y and satirical ‘news’ sources.” Share it widely.

Remember that the left is not without blame here, so tread with caution when friends post as gospel items from seemingly-reliable places like Occupy Democrats. As with any info you find online, verify, verify, verify.

Know “How to Destroy the Business Model of Breitbart and Fake News” and join the immediately successful Sleeping Giants campaign on Facebook and Twitter.

Beyond the “fake” news, even “real” news requires close reading, as Trump and his cronies consistently attempt to spin media coverage with accusation and innuendo. And the non-research-minded too often follow right along. For a clear example, see this great short piece by NYU journalism professor Jay Rosen on Evidence-Based vs. Accusation-Driven Reporting.

For more resources on the ins and outs of contacting the media, see our Do Something! page.