It’s here. It’s a thing. It’s dangerous. Dustin Stephens explains:
Fifty, sixty years ago, television was the threat. It would, we feared, rot our children’s minds, and our minds — diminishing our attention span, addicting millions to mindless drivel.
And look at humanity today. Prescient, no?
A BuzzFeed analysis of the top election stories on Facebook during the final three months of the 2016 presidential campaign confirms… fears: Fake election news stories from phony sites significantly outperformed stories from major news outlets like The New York Times, CBS News and the Huffington Post.
Too much information, too much bad information, too few people with sufficient skills and experience to wade through the morass to find and display facts.