Daily Bread for 4.2.22: Spotting Disinformation and Misinformation

Good morning.

Saturday in Whitewater will see a bit of snow and rain with a high of 39.  Sunrise is 6:33 AM and sunset 7:22 PM for 12h 49m 30s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing crescent with 1.8% of its visible disk illuminated.

On this day in 1917, President Wilson asks Congress for a declaration of war on Germany.


During the Russian invasion of Ukraine, in a region where journalists are targeted and fleeing the country, we have come to rely on social media to understand what’s happening on the ground in real time. Meanwhile, old videos have been posted on TikTok to look like they’re from the current conflict. Photos have been staged to mimic attacks on civilians. And the Russian government is spreading lies about who’s to blame for the war. So The Recount asked Shaydanay Urbani, who teaches journalists and NGOs how to identify misleading information, how to be smarter news consumers amidst an onslaught of misinformation and disinformation.

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