(Article from "TOKAISM"*)
The rapid advance of information technology has resulted in a world in which anyone can freely express their opinion or post information on social networking services and other social media. However, social media today is fraught with major social problems as false rumors and fake news run rampant. We asked Prof. Tsuneo Ogawa about the role of the mass media in an advanced information society and approaches to education for information literacy.
(TOKAISM is a Tokai University's web magazine which is edited in collaboration with Mainichi Shimbun, the oldest daily newspaper in Japan.)