Media Literacy: Crowdsourced Fact-Checking

2 years ago, I wrote about how the wisdom of crowd can be useful in determining true values. In the case of estimating the weight of an ox, the wisdom of crowd works through a mechanism known as bracketing, where estimates fall on both sides of the true value, such that the deviations cancel out … Continue reading Media Literacy: Crowdsourced Fact-Checking

Media Literacy: Does Objectivity Exist in The Media?

The term "fake news" was in a way popularised by US President Donald Trump, whenever he attempted to discredit news reporting that he disagrees with. This has resulted in the perception that even mainstream media cannot be trusted, as seen in how American liberals often mock Fox News, and how American conservatives choose not to … Continue reading Media Literacy: Does Objectivity Exist in The Media?