Wednesday, December 07, 2016
With technological advances in 2016 and beyond; advances in Social Media and Internet proliferation means suddenly the ability to project
Misinformation and a fabric of Lies
is all too easy. Suddenly
The Truth is being replaced [ by the Stupid, and the Unthinking] as merely my Opinion based on
- well nothing really, it's my Opinion and I'm entitled to my Opinion
- my gut feeling
- my intuition
- something I read on the Internet or Googled
For such individuals, Confirmation Bias, i.e. a willingness to believe in Internet based Press or news articles however wacky, that support their viewpoint, together with an absolute rejection of other evidence based viewpoints as
- conspiracy theories
is their business as usual methodology
Private Stupidity - Public Danger
Whilst the Internet has brought his advances in information transfer it now begins to spawn via uniformed citizen journalism a very dangerous side.
But this is not enough, if it was random 'little people' Tweeting misinformation.
Unfortunately the American Election campaign and now Tweets from president elect Trump are more dangerous.
I invite you to follow the links
Are you entitled to your Opinion?
Pizzagate and Fake News
Samantha Bee channel