Always Check It Out

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False information spreads like wildfire across social networks, particularly during primaries, midterm, and general elections.

I learned a long time ago never to believe everything you're told or read until I become engaged in checking all facts. I reject terms like fake news, witch hunt, the enemy of the people.

Never has it been easier than now to do just that. This is the reason I emphasize to all my students to become involved in an exhaustive fact-checking process. Everyone should be doubling down on facts.

Do not adopt the use of the term fake news. Information disorder is complex and fixing it begins with calling it what it actually is. lies and innuendo and disinformation, which take many forms. There are many versions of disinformation. Satire, Misleading content, Imposter Content, Fabricated Content, False Connection, False Context, Manipulated Content.
Information Disorder: Toward an interdisciplinary framework for research and policymaking…

Lifelong public servant and Republican Robert Swan Mueller III, who was wounded as a US Marine received decorations for valor, after becoming a US Attorney, he was appointed Federal Bureau of Investigation Director. Mueller's life exemplifies courage, integrity, fine judgment and humility. He deals with hard cold facts. Something our so-called leaders should practice, instead of attacking without providing examples. What does their CV say about a lifetime of commitment?

Over the years as a working journalist, I have seen and heard public officials tell big fat lies, slight falsehoods, Whoppers, Big Macs, half-truths, fact stretching and exaggerations. The sad reality is we’re exposed to out of control propaganda. Keep up with all the digital content that's fit to download #DONews #FreePress

GOP leaders complicit with Trump can't jump from a sinking ship fast enough … #CityImages #DONews @GOP #Republican #RegisterToVote #TrumpRussiaInvestigation #TrumpTaxes #USA Donald J. Trump

We The People need to know the whole truth and nothing but, so make sure you demand answers on every issue that matters to all of US #CityImages #Democracy #VOTE #JusticeForAll #democracydiesindarkness #GovernmentInTheSunshine #USA #RegisterToVote