If the truth is to set us free in our current crisis of information, truth must be seen as a fundamental right. With "fake news" otherwise known as LIES in our vernacular and prevailing in feeds and minds, I'm becoming more wary of ad supported publications. Not to mention the copious amount of choices we have for our news. Who's to trust and how can we stay vigilant as we seek sources of truth?
The author of the blog All Generalizations Are False speaks to the importance of parsing through the information you're inundated with.
If you're feeling information decision fatigue, use the graphic above when considering news sources. Helpful, I know. (A brilliant image made available to you by the fair and open internet which is just another thing under siege by this administration. Take suit after John Oliver and urge the FCC to keep strong net neutrality rules backed by Title II.)
If you have a desire to put your dollars into activism, consider the social value of journalism in our digital age. It is our collective responsibility to ensure a world of knowledge, not of ignorance. We've seen how blurred boundaries lead to corruption on every level. If we are to keep our news sources from having potential conflicts of interests, the artistry of journalists must become reader supported.
Stay informed, vote with your dollars, and choose wisely.
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