Trusting information

Last week we talked about the idea of how can we trust the information we receive on the internet. Whilst I feel this is an interesting and a worthwhile topic to discuss, but at the same time, although we’re talking about networked media, I feel trusting information in general is important to talk about. Especially in circumstances where reliable networking is not available. An example of this is North Korea claiming they won 7-0 to Japan, 4-0 to the USA and 2-0 to China in the world cup, even though they did not even participate.

You can also talk about ideas such as other false governmental claims that are uncovered by whistleblowers such as Edward Snowden. How can we really trust any information we are receiving, when even our Governments are keeping secrets and lying to us?

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