Thursday, August 31, 2023
Lying is the great American pastime. ... A whole new academic discipline has emerged of spotting and discrediting said disinformation. Professor Robert Beckman at the School of Media Studies at the New School, for example, teaches "Fighting Disinformation: A News Media Literacy Video Series." Beckman is far from alone in this academic quest. "Syracuse University Professors Seek Solutions to the Plague of Disinformation," declares one headline. Two profs at that institution scored a $600,000 grant from the Department of Homeland Security for that little venture. In fact, combatting disinfo is one of the hottest trends on campus these days.
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