Critical Thinking

In my most recent post on Facebook I shared this provocative photo of a supposed potential contact with whom I apparently share a “mutual friend”.

Many years ago I was presenting at a conference alongside Jimmy Wales, instigator of Wikipedia. He was asked if he was worried about schools and universities banning Wikipedia as they were at the time. His response was “Surely, instead of banning Wikipedia, we should be teaching kids critical thinking and how to check the veracity of sources of information.”

Someone was daft enough to accept a friend request from Olga. If they are sufficiently careless to do that what other dodgy bits of information are they accepting uncritically?

As we head to tomorrow’s referendum this isn’t a trivial question.

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