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No Alternative Facts Project Launched

November 29, 2019

No Alternative Facts Project Launched Tackling Intentional Misinformation in Digital Technologies through Critical Thinking Skills and Media Literacy. Young people today are growing up in a globalised world and are processing information from a wider variety of sources than ever before. They need critical literacy skills to navigate the potential pitfalls when consuming news, particularly…

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Successful SASSI-Working On training course in Portugal

September 26, 2019

Successful training course in Portugal The SASSI-Working On project partners held a successful training event on Porto/Matosinhos. The course offered a comprehensive overview of approaches, tools, and instruments that can be used in career review, management and guidance for older workers. The following quotation summarises very nicely the general mood after the course: “Before joining…

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Beware Online Filter Bubbles

July 28, 2019

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

May 21, 2019

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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What older workers can do to stay employed

May 12, 2019

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

March 21, 2019

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

March 9, 2019

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.

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