It is already clear that there will be considerable efforts to game the 2018 election through false narratives. I was once trained as a journalist, and good journalism is like science - one has to challenge one's own assumptions to avoid bias. In the process, one also develops "reliable sources", mostly people who have consistently provided information that has been corroborated.
There are certain news sources that I consider my "reliable sources" when learning about a story. There are others that I read with much or massive skepticism. I think it is incumbent upon all of us to develop our "really sources" not, before
the inevitable onslaught of misinformation that will follow. I think we also need to start to learn some of the techniques for fact-checking! an ode to fact checking
A well reasoned argument is like a diamond: impervious to corruption and crystal clear - and infinitely rarer.
Here, as elsewhere, people are outraged at what feels like a rigged game -- an economy that won't respond, a democracy that won't listen, and a financial sector that holds all the cards. - Robert Reich