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This might be some of the most important lesson to teach the people you know after 2020.

When I grew up I was lucky to be [[almost a third culture kid]], in the sense that my german father, when we lived in Norway, taught me that the blind trust in NRK and general naivete of the Norwegians was… not only naive, but could be dangerous.

Search for several sources, never trust any one of them. It's like with your friends who have a falling out; you listen to both their stories and know you have to piece together the puzzle from unreliable, biased, incomplete stories yourself.

What is the smallest set of skills that we can give people that prepares them to engage as active citizens on the web?” What he came up with is a technique he believes just about anyone can apply to a given social media post in about 30 seconds, once they’ve mastered it.

He sums it up with the acronym SIFT:

  • Stop.
  • Investigate the source.
  • Find better coverage.
  • Trace claims, quotes, and media to the original context.

Each of these steps comes with a couple of go-to “moves,” such as hovering over the bio of a Twitter user before retweeting them, or searching for a URL on Wikipedia before you actually visit it. You can get a quick tutorial on Caulfield’s site, “Sifting Through the Coronavirus.”

Notes: In the same way that [[you have to know the rules to break them]], you would be well-adviced to look into the basics of a field before going in-depth into the criticism of it. Some basic understanding of a topic is required to assertain whether the criticism is well-founded or pure poppycock.

via:: #kildekritikk #research #misinformation #disinformation

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