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Fake News, Facts, and Alternative Facts
Learn how to distinguish between credible news sources and identify information biases to become a critical consumer of information.
Notes on 3 Lectures I Watched in This Course:
How We Know Things
Democratic News Consumption: The Ideal and the Reality
The Definition of Propaganda and Fake News
1 Vocabulary Words I Learned in this Course:
heuristic technique, n. [εὑρίσκω, to find or discover] an approach to problem solving, learning, or discovery that employs a practical method not guaranteed to be optimal or perfect, but sufficient for the immediate goals, often used where finding an optimal solution is impossible or impractical  "In the process of being informed about the world, we encounter a variety of pieces of information and out of necessity are forced to use information shortcuts and heuristics in order to make decisions in the absence of the best possible informed environment."