Social Media and Fake News
Nice article in Vox – “Social media is rotting democracy from within.” Social media is a delivery system for disinformation. People are targeted for fake news. Those targeted accept it rarely check with traditional media – having been led to believe that traditional media is full of fake news. About the only place where social media serves a useful purpose is in countries in which the government controls the traditional media. Then even unreliable news on social media can be a valuable supplement to official disinformation.
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Women and the Catholic Church – A Twofer
Not only do women comprise over half the population, they are also far more religious than men and much more likely to attend church. Since the Catholic Church is sexist, always consigning women to an inferior role, this adds to their problems. Recent news highlights two approaches to the problem.Write comment (0 Comments)