'We need to be active & critical consumers of information. The terms “fake news” & “post-truth” have entered the public consciousness; not only is the label being applied to bogus stories that masquerade as news, it’s also being used to describe stories from reputable news outlets. “Fake news” has become a synonym for “news I don’t like” in this age of “truthiness,” which refers to the feeling that something must be true because misinformation often resembles news. Tweets from conspiracy theorists don’t look different from NY Times news alerts. So what do we do to train ourselves to seek factual information on which we can act with confidence? The Center for News Literacy, has a course to equip students & teachers with the critical thinking skills that savvy news consumers need; taught to thousands of undergraduates at Stony Brook Univ. and at schools around the globe.Check it out.'