Russian President Vladimir Putin talks to US President Donald Trump during their bilateral meeting at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, in July 2017. Both leaders are known for enthusiastically promoting their versions of the truth. Photo: ReutersRussian President Vladimir Putin talks to US President Donald Trump during their bilateral meeting at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, in July 2017. Both leaders are known for enthusiastically promoting their versions of the truth. Photo: Reuters
Russian President Vladimir Putin talks to US President Donald Trump during their bilateral meeting at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, in July 2017. Both leaders are known for enthusiastically promoting their versions of the truth. Photo: Reuters

Trump, Putin and fake news can be resisted by seeking out alternative viewpoints to our own

Paul Letters says the internet is helping spread falsehoods faster than truth, so people must step out of their social media echo chambers and listen to opposing ideas

Topic |   Social media
Russian President Vladimir Putin talks to US President Donald Trump during their bilateral meeting at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, in July 2017. Both leaders are known for enthusiastically promoting their versions of the truth. Photo: ReutersRussian President Vladimir Putin talks to US President Donald Trump during their bilateral meeting at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, in July 2017. Both leaders are known for enthusiastically promoting their versions of the truth. Photo: Reuters
Russian President Vladimir Putin talks to US President Donald Trump during their bilateral meeting at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, in July 2017. Both leaders are known for enthusiastically promoting their versions of the truth. Photo: Reuters
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