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The Best Defense Against Fake News Is ...

Updated: February 13, 2017

The meaning behind the words "fake news" makes it one of the fastest-moving phrases I've ever seen. A couple of months ago it described deliberately false journalism. Yet today, "fake news" has morphed into a word weapon some people use to discredit news and information they don't like.

But whether it's false journalism or word weapons, the best defense against "fake news" is … Smart listeners.

Let's get started.

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Pop Trends, Price Culture

Pop Trends, Price Culture is the podcast with strong opinions and strong language about the intersection of psychology and markets. You can download or listen online (it's free). Host Robert Folsom presents real people and real stories with as they meet in the crossroads of mood and markets.

Robert Folsom has covered politics, popular culture, economics and the financial markets for more than 25 years, via print, radio, video and digital content. Robert has served as a writer and editor with Elliott Wave International since 1992. From 2000 to 2007, his 5-day per week blog on elliottwave.com built an investor readership of some 70,000, who read Robert's unique perspective on everything from media follies to mass psychology to under-reported facts about investing.