1. tadaaa

    tadaaa Active Member

    that's what they want you to think!!
     
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  2. Rory

    Rory Senior Member

    Article on the BBC today suggesting an alternate cause for fake news: "misaligned social information interpretation":

    http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20190905-how-our-brains-get-overloaded-by-the-21st-century
    To summarise: when people need to react to something other people are doing - such as when a crowd is caught in a stampede - we can either take the time to research exactly what's going on, or we can make a snap judgment based on what we see in others' actions. Part of why people believe fake news and don't fully research the stories, some researchers proposed, could therefore be a hard-wired, time saving, and generally useful shortcut to getting information based on what the crowd is doing.
     
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