I am in the creative process of designing a community project that will help people to identify fake news. For the last 3 weeks, I have plunged in to the vast ocean of social media in Sri Lanka in the light of constitutional crisis, among other things. What struck me most is, fake people are… Continue reading Fake People
I wrote in this blog about fake news, how to decipher fake news and how to broaden our view of the world in an endless distracted content rich world. Thameera asked me "why you need news at all?” and shared this post on how I can go newsless. I thought it is not possible, because… Continue reading Newsless for 9 days
With internet democratising the knowledge space, why is it I'm finding ever so hard to believe in news I get ? The world used to get joy from watching parody shows. It was not just laughter, but good education too on issues that mattered. The real news is now parody like. First, most of the… Continue reading Why is it hard to get news ?
This post I wrote gives a philosophy to face fake news. Yet it seems fake news is now beyond individual attempts to decipher. Take a look at video below. After watching this video, take a deep breath and reflect on the next news you see. It's a fake world out there. Be careful of what… Continue reading Fake news is bigger than we think
Politicians know this well. Higher echelons of structured religions know this absolutely well. If you instil fear in the minds of a group ( religion, caste, race, nation etc) that others are not good, you gain control over the group. Carefully analyse all wars, riots, spread of wealth, or inequality in this world, you'd find… Continue reading Fear of other groups
This is not a step by step guide. Here's the philosophy to deal with fake news. If you don’t read news you are uninformed. If you do read it, you are misinformed. ( This is a quote of Mark Twain, of course ). So what do you do ? That's a great question. What is… Continue reading Fake News : What can we do?