Easier to find…but so much harder to trust.

Easier to find…but so much harder to trust.

Fischer and VanderHei have me thinking about fake news. Reliability of information and all that it means in the world today. They suggest, “there is more good information than at any point in humanity, but it’s harder than ever to find and to trust”. And I think I believe them. Access to information has changed how we do what we do. But has it made things better? Are we more informed or has access to information moved us to being more informed about stuff that doesn’t matter and armed us with the wrong kind of information? Toby Baker suggests, that while “the internet has given us access to a world of instant information, it’s also enabled the spread of disinformation on a hitherto unseen scale.” What does this mean for our society and more than that, our culture and the schools we…

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