Haven't we all had the uncomfortable feeling that we have been trapped by fake news? Here are two ways to help you break away.
With every questionable news revelation, shut off your mind's news mode. Take a walk, read a chapter from a novel, play a game, or talk with someone about a non-news subject. With your mind reset, ask yourself, "Is this a real news or do I need to learn more?"
A good starting point in qualifying the news item and learning more is to check if the same news is reported by trusted news sources. Make a headline summarizing the fake news story and Google search it. See if there is confirmation of the alleged news.
You need to encourage free will, not subjugated will, in your thinking.
Larry Kilham is a Sloan School of Management graduate from MIT, received three patents, and has founded two high-tech companies. Many of his product designs required innovative use of computers, and as early as the 1960s he was researching artificial intelligence (AI).