The Malaysian Insight spreads the word about news literacy (and NLP)

NLP in the News

Noel Achariam, a reporter for the online news portal The Malaysian Insight, talked with NLP’s Alan Miller during a recent visit to the United States (registration required). The rise in social media as a primary source for news has created a pathway for the spread of misinformation and disinformation, Miller said, because “there is no barrier to entry to those who seek to mislead, deceive or exploit.” What’s needed, he said, is “a concerted educational effort” to teach news literacy skills.

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