Critical Readers in the Misinformation Age

Critical Readers

Critical Readers in the Misinformation Age
Did you know that Chicago was the most dangerous city in the US in 2014? I didn’t. I would have thought it was some bigger city but according to this set of FBI statistics of total murders, I was wrong. But actually, was I? It’s very easy to look at this graph at face value without digging much further into the narrative it presents. As readers, we absorb this information, particularly when it comes from a perceived authority but do we question it appropriately? I hope so, but I’m not sure . . .

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