Daniel Levitin warns you not to trust your gut online
Daniel Levitin worries about our tendency to believe the media. Or rather, our unchecked and uncritical consumption of it.
Gone are the days of the newspaper of record and journalists acting as authenticity gatekeepers. In it's place are tabloids that value immediacy over accuracy.
His new book, A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age examines breaking news coverage, exposes its fault lines and provides tools to navigate through the sensational hogwash.
First of all, don't trust your gut. Second, be humble. And finally, always remember "you're entitled your own opinions but you're not entitled to your own facts," he tells guest host Candy Palmater.
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