Great thinkers throughout the ages have struggled with the question: what is real? How can we know the truth when reality might be just a product of our perception? Who in a society has the power to frame reality? Is there a true, objective reality?

When reading news, we must use strong critical thinking skills, question the source of information and determine its credibility. We must ask ourselves if our response is a product of emotion or an inclination toward confirmation bias; that is, are we inclined to believe something simply because it strikes an emotional chord that confirms a belief we already hold?

The Washington Post has done a series of articles about fake news outlets, which some have questioned.

How do you know what is real in a post-truth world? Leave a comment below!

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