2. Information is not knowledge
What you see is what you get (aka WYSIWYG) – but is this always true for information obtained online? Are you a critical thinker? And how should you be using internet information in your own work?
2.1 Time for some critical thinking
We all think we wouldn't be taken in by a scam. But the truth is that scammers are getting better and we're not necessarily getting wiser. How do we know if what we find online is reliable and trustworthy?
2.2 A toolkit for a credible online journalist
Today through the internet citizens can report on events in real time. Are there things an online journalist can do that an offline journalist can't? And what about the other way around – are there things that an offline journalist can do that wouldn't be possible online (e.g. copyright, quality control, dissemination…)? Create your own toolbox to become a credible journalist.
2.3 Think before you post
Freedom of expression is the right to express your ideas and opinions freely through speech, writing and other forms of communication but without deliberately causing harm to others. Do you think before you post?
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