We are living in a fast paced 24 hour news cycle world where information is almost force fed onto us. There is now so much information on the Web, one can find any information (and misinformation) on just about any topic.
When Internet is still in it’s infancy - information are hard to find and even harder to collate.
These days search engines like Google and Social Media like Facebook have revolutionized how people consume information (and misinformation). These Internet giants now know your interests, and habits, and have tailored specific news feeds showing only topics you are interested in.
Increasingly your search results and social platform are showing you only the information that are of interest to you, and filter everything else.
What’s the problem with that? Over time this will create a bias, strengthening the things you already believe in as facts, while weakening things you don’t as lies or myths. Ergo, the birth of ‘fake news’. For some people this form of personalized news feeds create a tunnel vision of sorts, a warped and twisted sense of what is going on in the world.
It’s a digital self fulfilling prophecy.
A small group of people will take this warped media presentation as reality and completely take it hook, line and sinker! This is a confirmation bias at work.
Comment from: Assisi Visitor
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Comment from: Member
Check out the whole category <a href="https://www.snakeoil-os.net/news/folklore/">here</a>. #3 is the so called can of worms <a href="https://www.snakeoil-os.net/news/folklore/folklore-3-blind-testing">Blind Testing</a>.
Hopefully I can find some time to write more of these.. Of course these are just my opinions only, and they are a dime a dozen on the Internet. Just read these for entertainment value ..