FLICC: One acronym communication experts use to identify misinformation online

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Since Twitter began to ramp up its efforts to stop the spread of misinformation online, at least eight of President Trump’s tweets have been flagged for misleading information. John Cook, a research assistant professor at the Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University, joins CBSN to discuss the acronym FLICC (fake experts, logical fallacies, impossible expectations, cherry-picking, conspiracy theories), which communication experts use to identify misinformation and how fighting misinformation benefits all Americans.

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