We are experiencing the early stages of an information revolution, similar in scale and impact to the industrial revolution. Every day we are confronting vast amounts of information with little context and few reliable filters. In theory it should be an advantage to have more information to base our decisions on than ever before, yet the abundance of low-quality information and difficulty of distinguishing quality has us sometimes making poor decisions, and certainly suffering a lot of stress. Sorting through so much information takes time that many of us don’t have to spare. This book applies basic critical thinking skills to consuming digital information. It teaches readers not only how to spot fake news, but also how to identify problems in real news and weaknesses in articles presenting opinion and analysis. It’s about interacting with people online productively and safely. It’s about not getting conned, and keeping our sanity.
|Publisher:||Katherine Pickering Antonova|
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About the Author
Katherine Pickering Antonova is an associate professor of modern European history at Queens College, City University of New York, where she teaches critical thinking through courses on historical writing, historical methods, and Russian and European history. She blogs about academia, teaching, history, and Russia at kpantonova.com.