Fact Simile

“What Blair had first conceived of as an elaborate joke was beginning to reveal something darker. ‘No matter how racist, how bigoted, how offensive, how obviously fake we get, people keep coming back … Where is the edge? Is there ever a point where people realize they’re being fed garbage and decide to return to reality?'” (Editor’s note: If anyone finds the edge, I’ll let you know…) There are a lot of stories about fake news. This one is really worth your time. WaPo: Nothing on this page is real: How lies become truth in online America.

+ “Like the Disneyland measles outbreak in 2015, the flare-up demonstrates the real-life consequences of a shadowy debate fueled by junk science and fomented by the same sort of Twitter bots and trolls that spread misinformation during the 2016 presidential election.” WaPo: Anti-vaccination stronghold hit with state’s worst chickenpox outbreak in 2 decades. (Gee, we didn’t see that one coming…)

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