This is the era of half a billion viewpoints on Twitter, where everyone has an opinion.
It’s the era of the Instagram filter, where not only is it possibly to skew the photos we take, but it’s actively encouraged by the platform itself.
It’s the era of the echo chambers of the Facebook News Feed, where we are routinely exposed not to counterpoints, where we might learn something new, but to the things believed precisely by people like us, which makes it inevitable that polarisation ensues.
It’s the era of fake news, when some of the proudest and most longstanding media institutions in the world stand accused by the President of the United States of making everything up. (It doesn’t really matter whether the news is fake or not; what matters is that enough doubt is planted in the minds of enough people to make the effect the same.)
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