Bulgarian-Romanian Observatory of Digital Media

Collection of Training Materials on Media Literacy

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I TRUST news and info because...

I DON'T TRUST news and info because...

  • it corresponds to my existing beliefs
  • it fits the frame of things I already know and make sense to me
  • it comes from people I trust, follow and hold in high-esteem
  • it is verifiable
  • it sounds plausible and in line with narratives to which I subscribe
  • my circle or group of like-minded people say it's true
  • ...
  • it conflicts my existing beliefs
  • it comes from people I don't like or trust
  • it makes me feel uncomfortable
  • it fails formal logic
  • it comes from the government, and governments always hide something
  • it comes from mainstream media, and they always lie
  • it comes from people with who hold political, ethical or religious views that are opposite to mine
  • ...