Post by Ward Omnivorous on Apr 21, 2021 5:12:24 GMT -6
Continuing on this road (not down the rabbit hole), a friend sent this to me (off social media) Is this a spoof? Or is this some sort of brazen and bold affront to the years of conditioning us Gen-Xers received?
I finally saw this. It’s good. Didn’t present me with any new information exactly but it’s put together well and I think/hope it reaches a broad audience of people who weren’t necessarily already following all of this stuff.
I think people who don’t realize how manipulated and curated their online experience is are more or less sitting ducks. I know a lot of people my folks age don’t realize that when two people search for terms like “climate change” or “vaccines”, they’re going to see two different presentations of content, both curated to keep their eyeballs glued for as long as possible. If you’ve got a history of spending time looking at misinformation or whatever, the platforms will happily keep shoveling wheelbarrows of it at you. It’s their bread and butter and $$$ is their sole guiding principle.