Renee Loth writes in The Boston Globe,

Fake news is surely not new; most of us have smirked at supermarket tabloids, with their tales of alien invasions and appearances of the Virgin Mary’s visage on a breakfast muffin. What’s missing today is the discernment to tell the difference between Fact or Crap, as a popular board game is titled. The American people, it seems, have lost their BS detectors. Near-universal access to information online has steadily devalued expertise and authority: Why rely on a medical doctor when you can diagnose your own symptoms with this handy website? Why insist on facts when everyone else is just ‘speaking my own truth?’

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