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Beset by advertisements and noxious information, our attention is increasingly fractured. Shutterstock

When critical thinking isn’t enough: to beat information overload, we need to learn ‘critical ignoring’

Lateral reading, self-nudging and a persistent refusal to feed the trolls are some of the ways one can better manage information.
Online misinformation is a serious issue. But experts have helpful tips that can help us navigate it. (Shutterstock)

5 expert tips to protect yourself from online misinformation

The amount of content available online makes policing misinformation extremely difficult. But there are steps we can all take to better ensure the credibility of what we see online.
A woman holds a sign during a protest over shutdowns to control the spread of COVID-19 in April of last year. (Shutterstock)

In order to be saved from misinformation, we need to be exposed to it

Empowering current and future generations to detect and dismiss false and misleading information will be pivotal in developing a democracy resilient to the threat of online misinformation.

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