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Healthy skepticism
Healthy skepticism does not mean you’re dismissing everything as false — it simply means remembering the things you hear or read in the media could be false, but they could also be true. Or the...

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How to read the news like a scientist

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Find out who is making the claim

When you encounter a new claim, look for conflicts of interest. Ask: Do they stand to profit from what they say? Are they affiliated with an organization that could be swaying them? Other questions...

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The halo effect

Is a cognitive bias that makes our feeling towards someone affect how we judge their claims. If we dislike someone, we are a lot more likely to disagree with them; if we like them, we are biased to...

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Cherry-picking information

Confirmation bias, means we’re more likely to notice stories or facts that fit what we already believe (or want to believe). So, when you search for information, you should not disregard the inform...

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Correlation and causation

Correlation does not equal causality.

Ithere is a rise in violent crime in your area and it’s being blamed on gang activity, or if a politician is credited with creating a low unemployment ra...

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