In the post-truth era (a time of misinformation, questioning scientific fact, and eroding trust in science) the terms “fake news” and “media literacy” are important. The first is pretty straight-forward. Fake news = blatant misinformation. Anything from a mis-reported story to a conspiratorial blog post. This is information that one should simply not engage with (and we won't).
But then there’s “media literacy,” or the idea that critical thinking should be applied to the things you read—especially on the internet. Now, there are critics of the media literacy movement
, and rightfully so. Consider: someone teaches you how to interpret the media that you read.
At Velocity, we try to steer clear of framing stories and hopefully provide a more wholistic approach. Additionally, think we’re doing a bad job? Drop us a note (and preferably a reputable source of info) and we will try and work it into our outreach! We want to learn just as much as we want to share.