Category: Info-environmentalism

Ctrl-F: Helping make networks more resilient against misinformation can be as simple as two fingers » Nieman Journalism Lab

People have a limited amount of effort they’ll expend on verification, the lack of knowledge here may be as big a barrier as other cognitive biases. Why we aren’t vigorously addressing issues like this in order to build a more resilient information network (or even to just help students study efficiently!) is something I continue to not understand. Yes, we have big issues. But can we take five minutes and show people how to search? […]

September | 2021 | Hapgood

Anyway, this is my attempted contribution to get us past the endless cycle where people involved with theorizing one level explain to people theorizing the other levels why their work is not the Real Work (TM). In reality, no link in the intervention chain can function meaningfully without the others. (And yes, I am mixing a “chain” metaphor with a “layers” metaphor, but it’s a first go here.) Source: September | 2021 | Hapgood

Deconstructing the Disinformation War – MediaWell

It will be impossible to defeat all perpetrators of disinformation, or successfully anticipate where all the threats might emerge from. Communities must anticipate that the worst will happen and develop processes to nimbly manage the harm. We should spend more time thinking about how to organize the “first responders” to disinformation and misinformation disasters, rather than how to recruit “soldiers” to fight at the front. Source: Deconstructing the Disinformation War – MediaWell

Deconstructing the Disinformation War – MediaWell

Perhaps the most important contribution a climate paradigm might make to thinking about the problems of “information disorder” is to change the nature of our responses to these issues. The conflict narrative suggests a future moment of triumph, when the perpetrators of disinformation and the spread of misinformation are finally vanquished—the climate frame strikes the notion of “victory” from the agenda. Pollution in the atmosphere is never “defeated” in some absolute sense, it is simply […]

The role of internet‐specific epistemic justifications

Students should be explicitly taught to evaluate different credibility aspects and scaffolded to deeply engage with online information. Source: Students’ abilities to evaluate the credibility of online texts: The role of internet‐specific epistemic justifications – Hämäläinen – – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning – Wiley Online Library

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