Digital Citizenship: Recognizing What We Know

In 2015, the Pew Research Center found that more than 90 percent of teens access the internet daily, and about a quarter of them say they are online “almost constantly.” This substantial reliance on social media makes them more susceptible to “fake news” and meme culture, which is often manipulated by divisive individuals and groups – such as the “alt-right” – to spread falsehoods and hateful messages.

Fake News Stories – CNN News

We will be working in the world of graphic design. This world is known for it’s ability to convince someone they need something which they may not want or need. Through good design and technical skills we need to better understand how a person “reads” information. Why do the accept information?

It is known that we tend to believe information if it supports our world view. It is also been proven that we build bias depending on the repeated information be hear – true or false.  How the Concept of Implicit Bias Came Into Being

How do we as graphic designers justify our work?