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The antidote to fake news is to nourish our epistemic wellbeing

An article from the online magazine Psyche, brought to my attention by Dr. Amy Muse/English, is  shared above. It is particularly relevant to Information Literacy and the role it plays/should play in our lives, and society, especially now.

“Knowledge is good for us not only because we generally want to know the truth, but because knowledge dramatically affects our ability to navigate the world and accomplish our goals. Ignorance, on the other hand, is bad for us in that it prevents us from having an accurate representation of the world and stands in the way of our achieving those goals.”