Commentary: Here’s how we can fight misinformation and build a stronger democracy

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Chicago Tribune

It was easier to figure out what news sources to trust when I was growing up in Chicago. You could read the Chicago Tribune or the Sun-Times. (I rode along on my brother’s newspaper routes.) You could watch the local news on WGN-Ch. 9 or tune into one of the network news channels. Newspapers published their opinions on the editorial pages or in clearly labeled commentaries, and all worked to get their facts right. But now? Think about how we consume news in our digital age: largely through our individual screens, from fragmented sources across social media. Think about the young people in your…

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