Finland's Tackling "Fake News" - Liberal Resistance

Finland’s Tackling “Fake News”

Finland is taking a proactive approach to increase its citizens’ online literacy by encourage critical thinking and promoting fact checking.  Conceptually, they are looking at the– mostly Russian– disinformation as a form of digital pollution.  They are also holding social media platforms responsible for how much digital pollution they allow to spread on their platforms.  

I personally have a hard time imagining many Trump supporters truly critically thinking when many seem so proud to have gone an entire lifetime without having to critically think. The other obstacle is many seemingly want to believe (and spread) the lies.  Teaching a Trumpanzee critical thinking makes me think of teaching calculus to a chimpanzee. Sure you can try but will any of it actually truly register? 

From CNN: Finland is winning the war on fake news. What it’s learned may be crucial to Western democracy