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 article in The Times ‘Treating us like children won’t keep us safe’ , Joanna Williams (the author of ‘Academic Freedom in an