Monday, November 28, 2016

Dr. Goebbels never had it so easy

Here's an interesting article on the rise of a phenomenon which has managed to poison political discourse online while providing echo-chamber type support for the wackiest of the alt-right crowd: hyperpartisan propaganda websites.

You can't believe anything on them. On the other hand, lots of people do- and all too often that includes reasonable people who have trouble telling their outrageous lies from actual news.

And no, it's not just the younger generation that has that problem.

From Breitbart to the humblest racist with a blog, the information revolution is becoming the disinformation revolution. And the phenomenon has now played a significant role in the election of a president.

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