Diagnosing the Information Disorder
We are increasingly living in different realities of news, politics, and information — a trend that’s undermining the shared foundation of “truth” necessary for proper functioning of society. At risk are public health, elections, and democracy itself. But America’s “fake news” problem actually runs much deeper. What are the roots of our broken information ecosystems, who is being hurt, and what are the solutions? What roles do social media, journalists, and the education system have in advancing “truth”? At the midpoint of its work on the topic, members of the Aspen Commission on Information Disorder share insights on the cure.