We are all gatekeepers

There’s been plenty written about how misinformation spreads through social media. In the old days, however imperfect, journalists were the “gatekeepers” - now it’s up to each one of us. Aly Colón is the Knight Professor of Media Ethics in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications at Washington and Lee University. In his article You are the new gatekeeper of the news published in The Conversation, he provides some useful tips about how to effectively assess what you are reading and seeing, especially on your social media feeds. He observes that false news is nothing new, but “in today’s technological world we’re in the midst of an informational perfect storm.” Read this, and you may navigate it better.