Avoid ‘junk food’ news

  • Nation
  • Sunday, 07 Jul 2019

PETALING JAYA: A layperson should evaluate information with a critical eye and not rely solely on government, media and social media companies to counter falsities, says an expert.

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at the University of Mary Washington, Dr Stephen J. Farnsworth (pic) said one should avoid “junk food” journalism, seek quality over quantity and be mindful of the news source to fight the scourge of fake news.

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