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Former CIA Analyst Cindy Otis Reveals How to Spot Fake News in a Crowded Feed

July 24, 2020 Mark Valley / Cindy Otis Episode 43
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Former CIA Analyst Cindy Otis Reveals How to Spot Fake News in a Crowded Feed
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Former CIA Analyst Cindy Otis Reveals How to Spot Fake News in a Crowded Feed
Jul 24, 2020 Episode 43
Mark Valley / Cindy Otis

"Fake news" is a term you’ve probably heard a lot in the last few years, but it’s not a new phenomenon. From the ancient Egyptians to the French Revolution to Jack the Ripper and the founding fathers, fake news has been around as long as human civilization. But that doesn’t mean that we should just give up on the idea of finding the truth.

In True or False, former CIA analyst Cindy Otis will take readers young and old through the history and impact of misinformation over the centuries, sharing stories from the past and insights that readers today can gain from them. Then, she shares lessons learned in over a decade working for the CIA, including actionable tips on how to spot fake news, how to make sense of the information we receive each day, and, perhaps most importantly, how to understand and see past our own information biases, so that we can think critically about important issues and put events happening around us into context.


Find more information about the author at  cindyotis.com

Order
True or False, by Cindy Otis releases on July 28, 2020

#1 new release in teen and young adult modern history

Sites mentioned:

Snopes.com
Poynter Institute
Politifact.com
Factcheck.org
Hoaxslayer.com
Botcheck.me

Episode 43

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Mark Valley
Creator/Host

Show Notes

"Fake news" is a term you’ve probably heard a lot in the last few years, but it’s not a new phenomenon. From the ancient Egyptians to the French Revolution to Jack the Ripper and the founding fathers, fake news has been around as long as human civilization. But that doesn’t mean that we should just give up on the idea of finding the truth.

In True or False, former CIA analyst Cindy Otis will take readers young and old through the history and impact of misinformation over the centuries, sharing stories from the past and insights that readers today can gain from them. Then, she shares lessons learned in over a decade working for the CIA, including actionable tips on how to spot fake news, how to make sense of the information we receive each day, and, perhaps most importantly, how to understand and see past our own information biases, so that we can think critically about important issues and put events happening around us into context.


Find more information about the author at  cindyotis.com

Order
True or False, by Cindy Otis releases on July 28, 2020

#1 new release in teen and young adult modern history

Sites mentioned:

Snopes.com
Poynter Institute
Politifact.com
Factcheck.org
Hoaxslayer.com
Botcheck.me

Episode 43

If you've enjoyed this episode and would like to hear more, please consider signing up as a contributing patron and join the community for exclusive commentary, and content. 
A $10 a month donation will really keep us going -
https://www.patreon.com/thelivedrop

Alternatively, if you would like to help make Season Three operational you could offer a one time donation of any amount right here ---> https://www.paypal.me/thelivedrop

Thank you for listening and your support,

Mark Valley
Creator/Host