I believe it imperative that people stop being willfully ignorant and start paying attention to what’s really going on in our nation. I believe that those who get all their “news” from social media need to get real … with real, established, professional news sources. And I believe they must read not only those sources they agree with but also those with which they disagree … especially those with which they disagree. You don’t know the whole story until you’ve heard both sides.
I’m not going to suggest which sources people should read. I’ll let them choose their own, or choose from a graph the Pew Research Center put together in a study called Political Polarization & Media. Or from any of many other available sources. (Wikipedia details history, reputations, and political leanings.) Read some from Column A and some from Column B. Maybe even Column C. Read the article from Pew. Use available fact checkers: Fact Check, Flack Check, PolitiFact, Snopes, and The Fact Checker.
For one’s own good and the good of the country, try to be informed. Now more than ever, we need to know when we’re being lied to.