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Beware Online Filter Bubbles As web companies strive to tailor their services (including news and search results) to our personal tastes, there’s a dangerous unintended consequence: we get trapped in a “filter bubble” and don’t get exposed to information that could challenge or broaden our worldview. Eli Pariser argues powerfully that this will ultimately prove…

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Great TED-Ed video demonstrating how to apply critical thinking Puzzle through a set of hypothetical health studies and headlines and see if you can spot what’s misleading about the headline. This particular video is based around medicine where there is often a disconnect between news headlines and the scientific research they cover. While headlines are…

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Ageism in the workplace: What older workers can do to stay employed CBS This morning talk about ageism in the workplace. Features Linkedin Editor in Chief, Dan Roth. A new study claims about 56 percent of Americans over the age of 50 have faced or could face “employer-driven” job loss, according to ProPublica and the…

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Why Our Brains Love Fake News Myles Bess breaks down the research around why our brains can so easily make us believe that fake news is real news. Do you ever have an argument with someone, and no matter how many facts you provide, you just can’t get that person to see it your way?…

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Cambridge Analytica | The Propaganda Machine Video put together by the Guardian newspaper that explains how Cambridge Analytica were able to harvest Facebook data and profiling to influence networks of people. Visit the No Alternative Facts (NOAF) project site

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