How has misinformation/disinformation affected you? How might filter bubbles have influenced the situation? How did the article/podcast/video you chose add to your understanding.
Discussion: Online Information Landscape
Take a few minutes to explore ONE of the following research guides. Look at each page of the guide and follow some of the links you don’t have to read everything, but get a sense of the content of the guide. As you explore, consider how the information on the guide relates to this week’s videos and tutorials.
Answer the questions below in essay form (i.e. in complete paragraphs rather than by answering each question individually). Your post should be about 250-300 words (about two paragraphs), not including the citations at the end. The majority of your comments should reflect your own ideas, but you should support your points by referring to specific ideas or information from the Eli Pariser video and the the other source you chose under Step 3 above .Whenever you include someone else’s ideas or information, you must cite the source of those ideas, whether you quote directly, summarize, or paraphrase from the source. For this discussion, you should include both an in-text citation and a full citation at the end of your essay. Hanging indents (indenting all the lines in the citation except the first line) are difficult to format in Canvas and are not required in discussion posts.
How has misinformation/disinformation affected you? How might filter bubbles have influenced the situation? How did the article/podcast/video you chose add to your understanding?
How do you get your information about the world? Do you have any concerns about the quality of the information you are exposed to? Why or why not?
What strategies have you learned this week that will help you avoid misinformation and/or find better information in the future?