Today’s webtip is from the austrian radio station fm4 recommending “Calling Bullshit” a proposed course at the University of Washington. Two college professors feeling that the world has become oversaturated with bullshit try to fight back. They hope to offer the seminar in the near future.
[…] adequate bullshit detection strikes as essential to the survival of liberal democracy. Democracy has always relied on a critically-thinking electorate, but never has this been more important than in the current age of false news and international interference in the electoral process via propaganda disseminated over social media.
— Calling Bullshit FAQ
Have a look at their case studies:
Spotting bullshit in the wild it isn’t something you have to let others do for you. To illustrate this, we’ve provided a set of case studies based upon examples of bullshit in the wild.
— Calling Bullshit on case studies
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