Facebook’s News Literacy Advice Is Harmful to News Literacy
Sometime yesterday, Facebook rolled out the largest media literacy campaign in the history of the world.
Unfortunately, most of what it contained was bad advice.
Herbert Simon, a Nobel Laureate known for his work in too many areas to count, used to tell a story of two watchmakers, Tempus and Hora. In the story Tempus and Hora make watches of similar complexity, both watches become popular, but as one…