PC Magazine

How Do You Fight Fake News? Start With the Kids

One of the most significant threats to our democracy is so-called “fake news”—intentional disinformation and hoaxes—but this phenomenon is not new. It has been used for centuries to influence people’s thinking during elections, business deals, and more.

In the last century, fake news was known as propaganda. Starting in the early 1900s, Russia perfected the art of propaganda and used it to enslave a whole nation, until Mikhail Gorbachev created glasnost and opened the door for information flow.

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from PC Magazine

PC Magazine2 min read
Stay Connected Abroad
We all rely on our smartphones, and there’s no reason we shouldn’t keep doing so while we’re traveling. Mapping and translation apps have opened up the world in ways that weren’t possible before, and major cities across the globe now have 3G and 4G n
PC Magazine7 min read
Acer Chromebook 514: A Standout Choice
Acer Chromebook 514 Starts at $349; $499 as tested 4/5 Stars PROS Sharp-looking aluminum design for a budget machine. Excellent battery life. Touch display (as tested) looks great. Comfortable backlit keyboard. Big touchpad. CONS Processor could
PC Magazine10 min read
Should You Buy Stem Toys For Your Kids?
As Joey Fortuna found out, it doesn’t matter how educational a toy is if kids don’t want to play with it.