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To Resist Disinformation, Learn to Think Like an Intelligence Analyst
Preston Golson and Matthew F. Ferraro

The devious and sophisticated disinformation campaign Russia waged during last year’s presidential election is a direct challenge to our citizenry’s ability to think critically, separate bad data from good, and avoid conspiratorial conceits. Technological fixes from Silicon Valley may help stem some digital disinformation, but the surest guardian against deception rests between our ears—in our abilities to resist confirmation bias, think independently, and assess information with rational detachment.

 

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Posted: Apr 12, 2018 02:40 PM
Last Updated: Apr 26, 2018 07:04 PM