- Sep 11, 2013
Remember the first point I made. Everyone think they have the facts. This also apply to them thinking the sources where they get the „facts“ are facts.Facts aren't hard. People who get misinformation choose to live in a bubble. It is willful ignorance.
What happens is a lot less about lies and more about filters. People filter the facts to make things seem lopsided. Social media is a filter and people use it to ignore the things they don't like.
I have study indoctrination and influence for the past 5 years in my free Time, and the I can tell you the misinformation, and lies spreading around are massive. i used to think I am too smart to be lied too, and smart People don’t believe lies easily. I was wrong. Smart people are just better at convincing themselves of the things they want to be „facts„. Just look at the console vs thread.
If you disagree, I have one word „ religion“. Do you believe there are smart people from every major faith. Fair point right?
Yet These very smart people are convinced that their religion ( which is often geo centric) is the true one. But they cannot all be true since the religions contradict in their belief.