“fake news”

Read the article at https://nyti.ms/2kYHpIf and attached to this KI as Appendix C article, “In Italian Schools, Reading, Writing and Recognizing Fake News” (Horowitz, 2017)
QUESTIONS TO ANSWER (labeled on your Answer Sheet as answer 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 4E)
From the Appendix C article, “Thou shalt not share unverified news; thou shall ask for sources and evidence; thou shall remember that the internet and social networks can be manipulated. The lessons are part of an extraordinary experiment by the Italian government, in cooperation with leading digital companies including Facebook, to train a generation of students steeped in social media how to recognize fake news and conspiracy theories online. […] The program seeks to deputize students as fake-news hunters.” (Horowitz, 2017)
YOUR ROLE:
You are now deputized as a fake-news hunter!
Your prey (that you are hunting) is the elusive “fake news” lurking in the world. Your assignment is to locate a digital company or social media (e.g., on Facebook, Google, etc.) example of fake news that was first published within the time frame from October 1st – November 18th, 2018.
Provide the information on your identified “fake news” (the source, title, when published, etc.).
Then provide a brief analysis of it using these critical thinking questions from Week Two Content in the US Army Management Staff College AMSC Critical Thinking report (citing Dr. Richard Paul model) at http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/army/critical/roy.htm and use the content on fallacies in Almossawi, Ali (2013) An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments – (https://bookofbadarguments.com/?view=allpages) to identify included fallacies.
4A) Identify your “fake news” (the source, title, when published, etc.) & the Purpose, Goal, or End in View?
4B) Question at Issue or Problem to be Solved?
4C) (Information) The Empirical Dimension of Reasoning?
4D) The Conceptual Dimension of Reasoning?
4E) Identify reasoning fallacies in the “fake news” by type and explain why they are reasoning fallacies in this context.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sample Solution

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