Media literacy is the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, create, and act using all forms of media, including news, advertising, video games, digital media and social media

Keywords: contributors , opinion , media , social media

It’s an expansion of traditional literacy that accounts for all the ways we process and produce information. The goal of media literacy education is to empower active citizens to be critical thinkers and responsible producers of media.

https://bangordailynews.com/2020/10/20/opinion/contributors/media-literacy-is-needed-now-more-than-ever

Tristan Harris Comparison of advertising (or programming human beings) to slavery

Keywords: tristan harris , yuval noah harari , nicholas thompson , wired , ai , interview , time well spent , ethics , ethical design , artificial intelligence , technology , california , democracy , society , corporations , know yourself , robots , algorithms , technological disruption , future , humanity , future of humanity

There are certan moments in history when an economy is propped up by something we don’t want. The biggest example of this is slavery in the 1800s. There was a point at which slavery was propping up the entire world economy. You couldn’t just say “we don’t want to do this anymore, let’s just suck it out of the economy” — the whole economy would collapse (if you did that). But the British Empire, when they decided to abolish slavery, they had to give up 2% of GDP every year for 60 years.

“Yuval Noah Harari and Tristan Harris interviewed by Wired” [50:15 – 51:15]

Part of being media literate is to recognize when the stereotypes enter your head space

Keywords: feature , media education , media literacy , orson welles , pictures in our head , stereotypes , walter lippman , war of the worlds

Psychologists sometimes call them “schema.” They are also known as constructs, hypotheses, expectations, organizing principles, frames, scripts, plans, prototypes, or even (this one from psychology) “implication molecules”. Walter Lippmann called them “stereotypes.” And so all of us have schema- these shorthands of memory that make us understand things as they are!  When we see bricks stacked in a certain manner, we perceive a house, we see wood put together in certain form we perceive a chair or a table. Our past experiences with life and its processes build our schema over a period of time. While the advantages are apparent, what concerns us is the blindness these schema produce. The moment these schema become a part of collective memory they form stereotypes and slowly the stereotypes create a narrative that is difficult to break.

https://archanarsingh.wordpress.com/2020/09/29/pictures-in-our-heads-recognize-them

A message for the common masses to use their logic and understanding before reacting to everything

Keywords: opinion , changing face of media , journalism , media , reporting , responsible reporting

We all are very good individuals as well as responsible citizens of the country, lets build it organically and keep its sanctity alive. Lets concentrate on immediate and urgent issues which require our attention so that we contribute towards a healthy and better India. Lets build a better ideology and thought process via media. Also be aware of fake news going around you!!

https://inktheblog.wordpress.com/2020/09/26/the-changing-face-of-media

I have found a new reason to steer clear of social media

Keywords: real world malarkey , facebook , instagram , pintrest , real world malarkey , scammers , scams , social media , tumblr , twitter

I no more than activated my accounts, and several men pretending to be doctor’s serving in the military stationed abroad messaged me to declare their undying love. They said my profile was compelling. I hadn’t had the apps more than two minutes and had no profile yet.

https://punchingmudcrabs.com/2020/09/10/scammers-and-scumbags

Most people now get their news information online, specifically from social media

Keywords: news , socialmedia

There are also many “fake news” websites that compete for attention with sensational headlines and ridiculous storylines that tend to get shared more often due to the lack of readers fact checking or reading more than the headline. That means that authentic content is hard to come by now. In fact, fake news is actually more likely to spread than the truth.

https://eduindexnews.com/2020/09/09/social-media-and-fake-news

With a large section of global population still lacking basic digital skills, are we ready to move online as a society?

Keywords: international literacy day, covid, digital divide

For long, I have been a strong advocate of the importance of digital literacy on par with basic literacy. Today, as we stare at a new normal where physical interactions are replaced by virtual existence, we realize that we need more action on digital inclusion and we need it now.

https://www.capgemini.com/in-en/2020/09/digital-literacy-in-the-times-of-covid

Little rigorous evidence exists documenting the relationship between digital media literacy and people’s ability to distinguish between low- and high-quality news online

Keywords: Social Sciences , Political Sciences

Even under ideal conditions, most people struggle to reliably evaluate the quality of information they encounter online because they lack the skills and contextual knowledge required to effectively distinguish between high- and low-quality news content.

https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2020/06/17/1920498117

Once you have a large enough training model, you can begin to accurately predict how different types of individuals will behave over time

Google, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft have spearheaded the surveillance market transformation, placing themselves at the top tier of the epistemic hierarchy. They know everything about you and you know nothing about them. You don’t even know what they know about you.

https://niapurenaturecom.wordpress.com/2020/05/17/harvard-professor-exposes-google-and-facebook-2