NLP’s head of communications discusses how misinformation leads people astray
Mike Webb, the News Literacy Project’s senior vice president of communications, discussed the dangers of misinformation as a guest on The Black Agenda Podcast. The conversation also covered conspiracy theories vs. credible news, offered tips for separating fact from fiction and stressed the importance of heightening awareness around news literacy.
Explaining the significance of news literacy, Webb said “…it helps everybody make fact-based decisions. [People need to] understand how the news is reported, why it’s reported, how to make sure that what you’re reading is actually verified, fact-based information.”