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This one's quite lengthy compared to the average but I'm talking about misinformation, disinformation, and information overload in the real-time news cycle: bnolet.me/posts/2019/06/its-a-

Let me know what you think? I definitely anticipate some discussion around this

@brandon why highlight two different more liberal ideologies? Better to level criticism as those with ideological flaws and the systemic power to implement and enforce, I think.

Also, often why those on the left don't care to listen to the details of Others is because those details are predicated on treating them as less than human, and so the finer points aren't really relevant. 1/n

@brandon I don't necessarily agree with the conclusion; as you know I advocate for limiting a conversation's audience, rather than content, but you know that.

But yea. Seems weird to highlight the dangers of a mass of people being misled by superficial education, and then point to the half of society that isn't in control of our current dangerous society.

@emsenn This isn't about politics. This is about critical thinking. The problem is far from limited to the left.

I'm going to switch the "left-leaning" to "being conservative"

@brandon I like your suggestion that the mind simply can't parse the flow of data. We're made to feel ashamed that we didn't do enough work, that if we just read one more article, perhaps from a different perspective, then things would make sense. Advertising, curiously, has long known and exploited the fact that people cannot be rational at all times (hence why branding is so important). It seems telling--or simply depressing--that the news repeats the logic of advertising.

@brandon Interesting. Though little confusing at first, but, reading through the comments I now see some things were replaced.

@jordan31 yeah I think I'm gonna have to look through the post again and clarify some things 🤔

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