Facebook, Google, Twitter et al need to be champions for media literacy
Dan Gillmor

While I completely concur with the critical need for media literacy, and am also fearful of putting more power in the hands of our commercially owned communication platforms, including being arbiter of truth, I think more is still needed than media literacy. There has to be a systemic, environmental method of identifying information about the news source. Just visually, without reading the headline, I should be able to find something out about the source — something that identifies the Guardian, BBC, NYTimes as different from anything looking like a journalism outfit. Something similar to the “Verified” button on Twitter to tell you who the “real” Secretary of Defense account it, for instance.