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When everyone's on Twitter and Facebook, it's harder to keep ed discussions factual

On Board Online • October 23, 2017

By Alan Wechsler
Special Correspondent

Remember the old adage about misinformation: "A lie can go halfway around the world before the truth has the chance to put its boots on?"

In today's world of instantaneous communications, social media and fake news, a lie can spread much faster than that. That's why school board members and district administrators need to be prepared to deal with the onslaught of misinformation, fake news and instant outrage that is an unfortunate side-product of a digital world.

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