As reported by the BBC, Facebook’s Fake News Crisis Deepens, allusions that Facebook posts played a roll in tipping the U. S. election. As reported by the Washington Post, Facebook and Google take steps to dampen effect of fake news.
About Will Thalheimer
Will Thalheimer, PhD, is a consultant and research translator, providing organizations with learning audits, research benchmarking, workshops, and strategic guidance. Will shares his wisdom through keynotes, research reports, job aids, workshops, and blog posts. Compiler of the Decisive Dozen, one of the authors of the Serious eLearning Manifesto (eLearningManifesto.org), founder of The Debunker Club (Debunker.Club), and author of the highly-acclaimed book Performance-Focused Smile Sheets (SmileSheets.com), Will blogs at WillAtWorkLearning.com, tweets as @WillWorkLearn, and consults through Work-Learning Research, Inc. (Work-Learning.com). Will regularly publishes extensive research-to-practice reports—and gives them away for free.
Oh, he also has this crazy idea to start a nonprofit organization to Make Truth Great Again.
Entries by Will Thalheimer
I learned last night that I shouldn’t raise funds until I actually have a nonprofit already in place. That sucks because the time is ripe to move on this… A little research found several other options, finding a nonprofit to partner with, or finding a fiscal sponsor. I’ll look into these. Most move quickly! Hmmm. […]
Before election day, one post on Facebook claimed falsely that Pope Francis endorsed Donald Trump. It was accessed almost one million times. Many more false stories were posted and spread. Facebook is now doing some heavy soul-searching, as they should. Read about it at the New York Times… This is the kind of serious reflection […]
November 11, 2016 Message from Will Today is Friday, Veteran’s Day, three days after the election that saw Donald Trump defeat Hillary Clinton (and some folks from the Libertarian and Green Parties). The election result was a major surprise to almost everyone because somehow almost all of the polling was wrong, even the candidate’s private […]
Instigated by Will Thalheimer, a regular American citizen, because of his belief that America's political dialogue is dangerously dysfunctional, especially in being intentionally manipulated with misinformation to prompt voters to misinterpret the factors utilized in their own decision-making.
If our inaugural campaign is successful, and we raise enough money to fund a nonprofit, our future headquarters will be located somewhere near Boston.
And, if we grow, we'll look to have offices in Washington, DC... to keep a close eye on those who might hope to bend the truth...
So you can do your due-diligence, the instigator of Make Truth Great Again is Will Thalheimer, and you can learn about him through his websites and social media links:
LinkedIn: Will Thalheimer