For the Book Club — The Truth Matters: A Citizen’s Guide to Separating Facts from Lies and Stopping Fake News in its Tracks

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As we get more and more information from new, untested sources, untrustworthy sources and fake news grow, undermining trust in media and politics. This short book offers real-world tips and resources to counter the trend. Chapters include how to read critically, using fact-checking sites, finding trustworthy sources and experts (and how to spot the fakers), and avoiding your own biases. Chapters include Numbers Must Be Put Into Context, Beware of Deceptive Labelling, The Perils of Polling, and Designing Your Own Newspaper. I have dogeared at least a dozen pages to explore resources.