Skill Level Intermediate
- We all turn to the internet for information from time to time. Maybe we want to learn about a product before making a big purchase, maybe we have some health symptoms that we want to check out, or maybe we want to fact check something we heard from a friend or family member. It's a great resource, but if you're not careful we can end up more misinformed than when we started. Hi, I'm Andrew Seaman. I'm a senior editor with LinkedIn News. I've worked at one of the world's largest news organizations and also served for several years as the ethics committee chairperson of the Society for Professional Journalists. So you could say that I've spent a lot of time thinking about the importance and traits of credible information and the dangers of misinformation. We need to be able to identify and rely on good information to make good decisions. In this course, we'll take a look at how information sharing has changed over the past few decades, we'll talk about the differences in information, such as the difference between what we see on the websites of news organizations and what we see from someone on social media. We'll learn some useful tips to spot the difference between accurate and inaccurate information and we'll talk about creating healthy media diets so we can make sure we're on the receiving end of credible information and helping to create a more truthful world. Join me as we take a look at the minefield of information that exists today. And don't worry, we all trip up from time to time, but together we can make each other a little more surefooted.