Research studies have indicated that 85% of college graduates cannot distinguish the difference between a blog (a personal opinion), an ad (an enticement) and a news release (purportedly a fact). The 24-hour news cycle gives us an endless parade of talking heads each laying out their "personal opinion" as if it is fact. Soon there will be technology that can insert and remove images into live streaming altering our perception of what really took place.
It is critical to teach our young people how to evaluate information. Who is the speaker and what are their credentials in the subject matt