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Offline Rick Couchman

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Fake News
« on: November 22, 2018, 09:09:18 AM »
If you really believe that the media is fake news, now is your chance to prove it. Eat all the damn lettuce that you want!

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Fake News
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Re: Fake News
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2018, 09:44:17 AM »
It's only fake when it says bad things about ME and ME only! The rest, who knows? Nobody knows! But I gotta tell you, I alone can fix the lettuce. It'll be beautiful, e-coli free lettuce, forever e-coli free. In fact it will last a lifetime without rotting. And if it does rot you know it's illegal immigrants who come into this country illegally and pick the lettuce that is the problem, not me. MAGA!
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Re: Fake News
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Re: Fake News
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2018, 10:27:47 AM »
I was going to keep the riff going but Fake News really speaks to the Backfire Effect, which I think is something I have to be effortfully cognizant of daily.
http://theoatmeal.com/comics/believe

I think it's much more prevalent nowadays because companies like Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Twitter have made it so much easier to have your preconceived notions affirmed and solidified into core beliefs. At least publicly, people seem to only interact with different views to argue, rather than to learn.
https://www.vox.com/technology/2018/11/19/18101274/google-alphabet-facebook-twitter-addiction-speed

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Re: Fake News
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2018, 10:27:47 AM »