Online - Fakes, Lies, & Videotape: How Our Minds are Made Up
We all think we’re wise enough to spot fake news. But do we unwittingly forward it on in our own social media? Many of us do, often with good motives and the right impulses, without realising we’re being misled. The advent of digital media promised to democratise access to information, opening up possibilities for voices who would no longer need to prove their validity and significance to the gatekeepers of traditional media, such as the broadcast channels and mass-circulation newspapers. But how can we trust anything we see or hear? Christians claim to know the truth, which will set us free. But how do we discern the ‘truth’ in the midst of a technological revolution just as significant as the printing of the Gutenberg Bible?