John Silva and NewsNation on how to spot misinformation about Ukraine and Russia
Almost immediately after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, mis- and disinformation began to seep into the information landscape. In a conversation with NewsNation, John Silva, NLP’s senior director of professional learning, discussed how the public can consume Russia-Ukraine news responsibly without feeling overwhelmed.
“The first step is to look at the language that’s being used. A standards-based news organization is going to try to report on what’s happening and try to avoid superlative-loaded language,” Silva said. “They’re trying to avoid language that is making a judgment, for example. It’s about describing what’s happening in a way that is fair and accurate.”
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