Is Social Media Lying to You? Why Media Literacy is Important

I’m not generally a suspicious person, but I always wonder if there’s a hidden agenda lurking around when I read or hear something – especially when its about someone else.  But, identifying true motivations of information sources can be a tricky proposition and takes some practice.  However, once whatever statement or news is said, a trail of breadcrumbs is left to follow to determine if what you just heard is true, or not.

In politics, there’s a term – even an organization – built around this.  In business, there may not be an organizational body to fact check, but there is usually a way to determine what you are reading or hearing is true or slightly skewed.

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