Germany’s Federal Agency for Civic Education has recommended that people should take four steps in order to help to distinguish real news from fake news.
Think for yourself.
Good advice, as long as people know how to ‘think critically’. It is to be hoped that programmes of ‘civic education’ include the development of people’s skills of critical thinking.
In a recent publication by the Brookings Institute, ‘Competencies for the 21st century’, the importance of these competencies has been stressed. As it explains, ‘The