Younger Americans are better than older Americans at telling factual news statements from opinions

New research report from the Pew Research Center. All annotations in context. In a survey conducted Feb. 22 to March 4, 2018, the Center asked U.S. adults to categorize five factual statements and five opinion statements. As a previous report revealed, about a quarter of Americans overall could accurately classify all five factual statements (26%) and about…

The Credibility Coalition

An alternative to throwing credibility to the crowd: convene a community to propose standards and then test rigorously. One effort working systemically working toward creating such standards is the Credibility Coalition, a community of researchers seeking to create shareable, open-source definitions that could be widely adopted. The coalition is also dedicated to reviewable research on how this process will work…