Discussion: Week 02 Credible Sources and Facts
Review the readings and videos about credible sources and information.
Create a post and answer these 5 questions below.
According to the Pew Research Center (2017), some experts state that the information environment will improve partly because “technology will help label, filter or ban misinformation” (p. 6). Facebook is developing technology to weed out non-credible sources.
1.How much of the job of filtering out non-credible sources can technology do right now? For what reasons?
2.If technology can’t do the entire job, who else is responsible for filtering out non-credible sources, and what do they need to do?
On February 14, 2018, students at Marie Stoneman Douglass High School in Parkland, FL, experienced a mass shooting. Soon afterward, news about Scot Peterson’s role as a security guard broke.
1.Different people have their own opinions about whether Scot Peterson fulfilled his professional duty during the shooting. Recall what your opinion might have been before the start of this week. How, if at all, has your opinion changed? Justify your answer with at least 2 facts, citing your sources. Exclude speculation.
2.A lot of media coverage has focused on Scot Peterson. Of all of it, what percentage do you guesstimate provides facts?
3.How certain are you of your conclusion about Scot Peterson? If you have any uncertainty, what would you need to see or hear to be able to draw a definite conclusion?