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Truth, Deception and Information Disorder

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Letter to the Editor: Optional Pass or Fail is Not Sufficient

By Letter to the Editor April 14, 2020

  As of March 20, 2020, the University of Utah offered the option for students to opt for CR/NC (pass or fail) rather than a letter grade. At first glance, this optional grading system seems to...

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Christopherson: How to Handle Loved Ones Spreading Misinformation

By Nain Christopherson, Assistant Opinion Editor April 14, 2020

  This semester, the University of Utah Honors College launched the project portion of a Praxis Lab called Truth, Deception and Information Disorder. You might have seen their lawn signs around...

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Tips for Spotting Fake News

By Maddy La Turner April 14, 2020

  If you think digital media has brought about the age of fake news, you’re wrong. Did you know Edgar Allan Poe’s literary rival Rufus W. Griswold wrote an obituary full of falsehoods after...

Librarian Dale Larsen working showing how to do research online at the J. Willard Marriott Library in Salt Lake City, UT on Wednesday May 23, 2018. (Photo by Curtis Lin | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Teach ’em Young: Combating Misinformation with Media Literacy

By Joseph Moss, News Writer April 14, 2020

  The rise of the novel Coronavirus pandemic is a shining example of the dangers that can ensue from the widening exposure of misinformation proliferated through social media.  Multiple outlets...

In 2017, the Houston Astros gave their whole organization and fan base a false reality. (Illustration by Alex Garcia | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Misinformation and the Rise and Sudden Demise of the 2017 Houston Astros

By Mallory Arnold, Sports Writer April 12, 2020

  Misinformation in sports comes in a lot of forms, and cheating is just one of the ways that teams outsmart each other. If you put the wrong number of shots down in your golf game, you’re feeding...

Constant Dullaart at the Crypto Design Awards in 2016 (Courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

‘New Perspectives’ on Art’s Role in Stopping Disinformation

By Hannah Keating, Arts Editor April 12, 2020

  Art is not just a form of entertainment or a way to escape, it is a weapon that can shape our opinions on politics, cultures and society itself. The media we view informs our perspective and,...

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Failures in Iowa Caucus Spread “Fake News” and Misinformation

By Natalie Colby and Kayleigh Silverstein April 7, 2020

  On Feb. 3, 2020, the Iowa Caucus started and set out to give voters a glimpse into how the rest of the Democratic primary would go. However, misinformation caused confusion for some voters. The...

There are often misconceptions that can come from political speeches describing who DACA recipients are.  (Photo by Tom Denton | Daily Utah Chronicle)

DACA and the DREAM: What U Should Know

By Ivana Martinez, Assistant News Editor April 7, 2020

  In September 2017, the Trump administration announced it would be terminating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, better known as DACA. Since then there have been several lawsuits filed...