Starve Extremists. Read Newspapers.

“Social media has become, in many ways, the key amplifier to domestic violent extremism just as it has for malign foreign influence.”

That’s what FBI Director Christopher Wray told the Senate Intelligence Committee during a hearing April 14.

According to The Wall Street Journal, Wray stopped short of blaming social-media companies for aiding domestic extremism.

Instead, he urged Americans “to understand better what the information is that they are reading” and approach it with a “greater level of discerning skepticism,” the Journal reported.

The Relevance Project offers a wise first step for all citizens in North America:

Read newspapers.

They at least cherish readers’ trust.

–Tom Silvestri

Update: The Relevance Project plans to add to the new “We Trust Newspapers” series a promotional ad that captures this point.

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