One reason for the great electoral disconnect is that millions of Americans are confronted with a relentless stream of falsehoods, conspiracy theories, and outright lies. One of the biggest reasons this is the case is because of the false equivalence those lies are given in the name of supposedly remaining unbiased. Ben Smith nails it in the NYT: How Pro-Trump Forces Work the Refs in Silicon Valley. “Facebook, Google and Twitter are making the same mistakes the news media made decades ago, looking for balance rather than confronting the plain reality of the moment.” Giving lies and truth equal weight is not being unbiased. It’s being a liar.