Here is the latest from PAGE (Progressive Action Global Exchange) and Kathy's suggestions at STOP, LOOK, LISTEN!
STOP, LOOK, LISTEN! by Kathy Sherretts
I’m in the US for the next several weeks, and getting into a lot of conversations about the news. Someone says: “Yeah, well, I saw it on…” The WSEE 6 o’clock news? InfoWars? The New York Times? The Audubon Society weekly newsletter?
• Where does your news come from? Using Media Bias Fact Check you can search media by name to get a rough idea of the bias and reliability of a news source such as a website, newspaper, interest group, or media company. Here is an explanation of the methodology they use to evaluate each source of news.
• Evaluating a specific story? As always, Snopes. This was my go-to guide to urban myths (Kentucky-Fried Rat: Regular or Extra-Crispy?) but Snopes now goes above and beyond its original mission, analyzing facts and fact-adjacent items in the news.
• And also: Politifact, in national, global, and state editions. For a quick check of the latest pass-around factoids, take a look at the Truth-O-Meter.
Slate Magazine: Too Hot to Fly By Ashley Braun
There’s irony in the fact that the airline industry delayed addressing its emissions problem based on economic arguments, and is now faced with the specter of rising costs because of climate change.
The Washington Post: White House releases sensitive personal information of voters worried about their sensitive personal information by Christopher Ingram
“This request is very concerning,” a voter wrote to The Election Integrity Commission. “The federal government is attempting to get the name, address, birth date, political party, and social security number of every voter in the country.” That email, published by the White House, contained the sender's name and home address.
ProPublica The Breakthrough: ICIJ's Sasha Chavkin Reports on the World Bank’s Best Kept Secret (26 min.)
Around 2009, the World Bank had stopped requiring governments to submit detailed reports on the effect that its economic development projects may have on local communities. Reporter Sasha Chavkin discusses a series called “Evicted and Abandoned,” detailing how 3.4 million people were displaced by World-Bank-funded projects.
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