Tag: Facebook

Holy Fake News! Pope Tackles Distorted Facts on Social Media

Holy Fake News! Pope Tackles Distorted Facts on Social Media

by Lee Rickwood
We may be our own last line of defence against fake news and purposeful social manipulation. That puts our media literacy, cognitive skills and critical thinking abilities to a real test. Severely tested, too, will be our economic skills and abilities. Fake news is cheap; real information and investigative journalism is expensive.

Can Social Media Cure Toronto’s Apathy?

by Lee Rickwood
Toronto should be the perfect city for it – after all, we have the most Facebook members, right?

But can social media cure political apathy? A newly-launched website is designed to do just that, and it’s called VO4TO. Say it fast and often enough, it sounds like a road to Rome.