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Fake News Precedes Us

Peter Hancock, a psychologist at the University of Central Florida has “alternative artifacts” and in his new book “Hoax Springs Eternal: the psychology of cognitive deception,” he shows why some hoaxes are more successful than others. Continue reading

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The Nation Article on Avoiding Fake News From Bangkok

I read this article when teaching a class in Bangkok for the USAID. I enjoyed reading the English version of the papers in the hotel lobby. This column in the The Nation by Suthichai Yoon started with: Thais got a taste of what “fake” news can do to you recently when Facebook got fooled by its own algorithm. Continue reading

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Fake News Confronted by Educators and World Wide Newspapers.

Schools are teaching their students to investigate the news they read Continue reading

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Is the Internet Ruining Reading?

“The attention span of a computer is only as long as its electrical cord.“–Dan Rather Because of the internet, emailing, and text-messaging on cell phones, we actually do more reading now than we did in the seventies and eighties when … Continue reading

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Speed Reading: Scientific Fact or Science Fiction?

“I feel the need…the need for speed.“            –Maverick in Top Gun Speed reading has its roots in research conducted by the United States Air Force in the 1940s.  World War II fighter pilots used an instrument called a tachistoscope to … Continue reading

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