Weekend Reading: Real News, Reality Check , Someone’s Reality, and Really?

Weekend Reading: Real News, Reality Check , Someone’s Reality, and Really?

Weekend Reading: Real News, Reality Check , Someone’s Reality, and Really? 2121 1414 AEPC Health

November begins with an ending – the end of daylight saving time. Daylight saving time officially ends for most people in the U.S. on Sunday, November 6, at 2 am, when clocks are set one hour back. Yes, that is correct – for most people in the US. Two states, Hawaii and Arizona, don’t do daylight saving time. There’s another exception, the Navajo Nation in northeastern Arizona does observe daylight saving time so it can have a uniform time with parts of Navajo territory in Utah and New Mexico.

In 2022, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Sunshine Protection Act (Act) which would make daylight saving time permanent year-round, but it has not been approved by the House of Representatives. Not surprisingly, there is debate about the proposed change. Is permanent day light saving better than permanent standard time? Or is the status quo of current twice a year time change the preferred course? There is certainly no lack of opinions – whether based on personal preference, facts, misinformation, disinformation, or fake news.

Fake news has become a part of our lexicon, although it not something new or a new term. According to Merriam Webster the term fake news began to be used at the end of the 19th century. Newspaper tabloids, such as The National Enquirer and Star are generally recognized as non-credible new sources. Readers are drawn to these tabloid’s sensational headlines and celebrity gossip.

Not all fake news is created equal, it can be either misinformation or disinformation. Misinformation is false or inaccurate information that is created or disseminated without a deliberate intent to cause harm – but may still result in harm. Disinformation is deliberately misstated information that’s created and shared to deliberately cause some type of harm.

Most people want to use and share credible information whether it’s on the major issues facing the U.S. and the world or the less serious part of life like sports, food, and the weather. No one likes to be wrong! Separating fake information from credible information may take a bit of time and effort – but it is well worth it.

I hope you enjoy the following:

1. Real News

2. Reality Check

3. In Real Life

4. Really?

Enjoy your weekend!

Suzanne Daniels, Ph.D.
AEPC President
P.O. Box 1416
Birmingham, MI 48012
Office: (248) 792-2187
Email: [email protected]

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