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Dr. Tom Chatfield on Fake News, Critical Thinking, and the Internet

Dr. Tom Chatfield on Fake News, Critical Thinking, and the Internet

Ben Klein, Editorials Editor

February 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Foothill Life, Politics, Science + Tech

Dr. Tom Chatfield, a philosopher of technology and bestselling author, visited Foothill on February 5th to discuss fake news, disinformation, and critical thinking in public discourse -- a subject that Dr. Chatfield recently wrote a book on. I spoke with Dr. Chatfield extensively after the event about...

Critical Thinking: An Antidote to Fake News

Liza Turchinsky, Editor in Chief

February 4, 2018


Filed under Foothill Life

In an era of fake news, information overload, and disputed facts, how can we develop skills to think critically, confront our biases, and evaluate fact from opinion? In this presentation, Dr. Tom Chatfield, a philosopher of technology, best-selling author, and a fixture on the BBC, will discuss the nuances...

The Pulse of Local Media

The Pulse of Local Media

William Robertson, Senior Editor

May 10, 2017


Filed under Local News

Poor quality content. Biased news analysis. The increasing ubiquity of fake or misleading news stories and headlines. These were some of the themes present at a recent talk given by Bruce Barton, editor-in-chief of the Los Altos Town Crier, a local newspaper. The conversation was not, however, entirel...

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