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Trust is eroding, in part, due to the over-abundance of opinion-based content; we must all develop better tools and habits for consuming information to regain a shared understanding of what is true.

RESOURCES
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RAND resources:

Truth Decay Is a Threat to Democracy. Here’s What You Can Do to Help Stop It | rand.org/blog/2022/03/truth-de...

RAND's Analysis of News in the Digital Age: Three Takeaways | rand.org/blog/2019/05/rands-an...

Why Can’t We Agree on the Facts? | rand.org/research/projects/tru...

What Americans Think of the News—and What That Means for Democracy | rand.org/blog/articles/2020/04...

Facts Versus Opinions | rand.org/pubs/research_briefs/...

The Drivers of Institutional Trust and Distrust | rand.org/pubs/research_reports...

Other Resources:
This Video Will Make You Angry by CGP Grey | youtube.com/watch?v=rE3j_RHkqJ...

Post-Truth by Veritasium | youtube.com/watch?v=dvk2PQNcg8...

What We're Missing in the Fight Against Misinformation by Dietram Scheufele | youtube.com/watch?v=9Pm37Fksr6

Why every social media site is a dumpster fire by Carlos Maza, Vox | youtube.com/watch?v=wZSRxfHMr5...

Flat Earth "Science" -- Wrong, but not Stupid by Sabine Hossenfelder | youtube.com/watch?v=f8DQSM-b2c...

The Social Dilemma by Netflix | netflix.com/watch/81254224

The Science Behind How We Perceive Truth by Hilary McQuilkin and Meghna Chakrabarti | wbur.org/onpoint/2020/02/25/sc...

Why Can’t we Agree on Facts? by This Place | youtube.com/watch?v=ZB-Iwuq5VN...

Why do we believe things that aren't true? by Philip Fernbach | youtube.com/watch?v=jobYTQTgeU...

There is No Algorithm for Truth by Tom Scott | The Royal Institution | youtube.com/watch?v=leX541Dr2r...

What to trust in a "post-truth" world by Alex Edmans | youtube.com/watch?v=rpJx5VLQMx...

Social Media Manipulation Playlist by SmarterEveryDay | youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjH...

The Illusion of Understanding by Phil Fernbach | youtube.com/watch?v=2SlbsnaSNN...

I accept scientific consensus — and you prob should too by Adam Ragusea | youtube.com/watch?v=gpdsbpCZVZ...

Who's Afraid of the Experts? by PhilosophyTube ft. Adam Conover | youtube.com/watch?v=LRNkDZy30x...

I'm a Journalist Who Hates The News by Johnny Harris | youtube.com/watch?v=BkUH2tP8PY...

Somebody once told me.... by vlogbrothers | youtube.com/watch?v=f3pIEKE1Jq...

Respectability by Robert Miles | youtube.com/watch?v=nNB9svNBGH...

Factfulness by Hans Rosling | smile.amazon.com/Factfulness-R...

Amusing ourselves to death by Neil Postman | amazon.com/Amusing-Ourselves-D...

The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt | amazon.com/Righteous-Mind-Divi...

You Are Not So Smart (Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, an d 46 Other Ways You're Deluding Yourself) by David McRaney | smile.amazon.com/You-Are-Not-S...

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