Discuss on Warning Signs of Misleading Information.
Please post your responses to BOTH Topics in a single submission and Label as Topic 1 and 2.
Discuss on Warning Signs of Misleading Information
Topic 1: Warning Signs of Misleading Information
Of the warning signs of trickery listed in of UnSpun, which do you think has the most potential to misinform or harm the audience and why? Be sure to cite the reading and give an example to support your statement.
Topic 2: Evaluating Information
Read the following article on studies examining health risks from pavement solvent: Study sees parking lot dust as a cancer risk (nbcnews.com) (Links to an external site.)(Links to an external site.). Select one claim or argument that the article makes. Evaluate its information: Where are they getting their information from (what are their sources? Are they trustworthy?). Is this opinion or fact? Look at the studies they refer to. What makes them credible or not? Is this article effective in fulfilling your information needs? Why or why not?