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News Literacy for the Rest of Us In many countries in Asia, people receive hundreds of social media messages a day that include misleading claims, obscure factoids, and utterly bogus information; the consequences can be dire. Rumors of child kidnappers on WhatsApp in India, for example, have led to lynching and killing of innocent passersby across the country in recent months. A similar incident also took place in Indonesia last year. In Sri Lanka, widely-shared rumors on Facebook about Muslim conspiracy against Buddhist majority led to a wave of violence. Similar conflicts… Read More