misinformation

Don’t Follow ‘Breaking News’ Twitter Accounts

Don’t Follow ‘Breaking News’ Twitter Accounts

When events are happening fast, like during last night’s protests against police violence in Minneapolis, misinformation travels fast, too. Check your sources, and don’t trust accounts whose reason for existing is simply to spread “breaking news.”

How To Spot A Conspiracy Theory

How To Spot A Conspiracy Theory

There are real reasons to distrust governments and corporations. There really are plenty of powerful people acting in their own interest, often to the detriment of others. There are, in real life, legit conspiracies and cover-ups. Tuskegee. Watergate. That weird thing where Volkswagen faked its emissions test results. But real…

This Is The Week We All Try To Find Someone To Blame

This Is The Week We All Try To Find Someone To Blame

Each week in this crisis seems to have a theme to it. There was the week in early March when many of us experienced lockdown for the first time, an innocent week of home workouts and sourdough loaves and hope that this would all blow over pretty quickly. Just a…