At the Las Vegas Sun, Brad Swanson tells the story of a relative who has become a confirmed Trumpette, believing that the recent election was stolen, as well as the other lies trumpeted by Trump and his dupes, symps, and fellow travelers. A snippet (emphasis added):
The biggest factor, studies show, is sustained immersion in the sea of fake news, and exclusion from other viewpoints — whether voluntarily, i.e. choosing to live in an “echo chamber,” or involuntarily due to government control of the media, as in Nazi Germany and Rwanda.
No matter how rational we think we are, when we only hear a single perspective time after time, we start to internalize and accept it.
The truth can’t make you free if you can’t (or won’t–ed.) hear it.