• Op-Eds,  This Week's Paper

    OP-ED: Italy takes notes from America’s experience with fake news

    The New York Times recently ran an article entitled “In Italian Schools, Reading, Writing and Recognizing Fake News,” and while some people can’t believe this is an actual course, others are wondering why it isn’t being implemented in the motherland of misconception—America. The term “fake news” has seeped into the grapevine of Italian culture, and some politicians and leaders fear it will affect  the newest crop of voters in the upcoming election year. Just one sour grape can spoil the entire batch, and Italians take their wine —and politics—seriously. Italy, which is known for its architecture, art and wines, is trying to stomp out the growing problem of fake news…