We’re living in a simulation. Well, some of us are anyway. The simulation is taking place on social media platforms. WaPo’s: Margaret Sullivan explains: This was the week America lost the war on misinformation. “They’re absorbing fake news, but they don’t see it as a problem. In a society that depends on an informed citizenry to make reasonably intelligent decisions about self-governance, this is the worst kind of trouble. And the president — who knows exactly what he is doing — is making it far, far worse. His war on the nation’s traditional press is a part of the same scheme: information warfare, meant to mess with reality and sow as much confusion as possible.” I often wonder how tens of millions of Americans can be supportive when they see the damage being done to the country. But the truth is that many of them are not seeing that reality at all; or they’re experiencing so many conflicting realities that they throw their hands up and don’t know what to believe. Either way, we’re left with fertile grounds for manipulation. “Over time, people are conditioned to ‘believe everything and nothing, think that everything was possible and that nothing was true.’ And then such leaders can do pretty much whatever they wish.”