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Don’t Go Down the Rabbit Hole

Critical thinking, as we’re taught to do it, isn’t helping in the fight against misinformation.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/0...media-attention.html

Are they fucking serious.


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Orwell??

History Doesn’t Repeat Itself, but It Often Rhymes” – Mark Twain
 
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I don't know. Surprisingly (given the source), I don't disagree with most of that article. All that you have to do is watch places like TB2K or TOL to see how people get pulled into increasingly dumb and irrational positions over time, just by being exposed to bad information. It is getting to the point where we're just in an information war and both sides are pumping out garbage at a rate where it is almost impossible to find a balanced take on any popular subject. It is an epidemic of dishonesty. I'm not sure how we dig out of this hole. We may have to wait for a major war to get people back in alignment, which is certainly a discouraging thought.
 
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I don't know. Surprisingly (given the source), I don't disagree with most of that article. All that you have to do is watch places like TB2K or TOL to see how people get pulled into increasingly dumb and irrational positions over time, just by being exposed to bad information. It is getting to the point where we're just in an information war and both sides are pumping out garbage at a rate where it is almost impossible to find a balanced take on any popular subject. It is an epidemic of dishonesty. I'm not sure how we dig out of this hole. We may have to wait for a major war to get people back in alignment, which is certainly a discouraging thought.


Succinct summation Sir, totally agree.


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I don't know. Surprisingly (given the source), I don't disagree with most of that article. All that you have to do is watch places like TB2K or TOL to see how people get pulled into increasingly dumb and irrational positions over time, just by being exposed to bad information. It is getting to the point where we're just in an information war and both sides are pumping out garbage at a rate where it is almost impossible to find a balanced take on any popular subject. It is an epidemic of dishonesty. I'm not sure how we dig out of this hole. We may have to wait for a major war to get people back in alignment, which is certainly a discouraging thought.



I look at it much the same as you.

There is such a shit-ton of bogus crap being bandied about these days that my first impulse is to NOT believe almost anything I see on the 'net. What's so disturbing is to see how many people will believe and go along with something just because it suits what they WANT to believe. Confirmation bias is at an all-time high it seems.

It is mind-boggling to see how many folks got sucked into the continuous spew from idiots like Charlie Ward and Simon Parkes regarding the election and all the crooked shit that attended it. YES, lots of crooked shit went on and went unchallenged in any meaningful way, but asshats like Ward and Parkes spun it up into the biggest pile of unfounded BS imaginable.

Personally, I think that a lot of the so-called pro-Trump big names in all of that were just intentionally placed disinformation agents from the other side. And some of them had enough legit bonafides from their prior work in life that they were able to suck in some noteworthy people who, it appears, simply got conned into believing and going along with it.


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CIA psyops is definitely a candidate.
 
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We may have to wait for a major war to get people back in alignment, which is certainly a discouraging thought.


Yep. I definitely see this coming, and fast. Frown


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We may have to wait for a major war to get people back in alignment, which is certainly a discouraging thought.


Yep. I definitely see this coming, and fast. Frown


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