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The Disinformation Superhighway 0

At Psychology Today Blogs, Gregory Jantz reminds us that “social” media too often isn’t. Here’s a bit from his introduction:

On the one hand, when used responsibly and in moderation, social media makes life easier and better. It can provide consistent connection and communication with friends and family, and reduce feelings of isolation among the elderly. Social media also creates opportunities to promote a small business and promote awareness about a worthy cause.

On the other hand, misuse of technology and social media can be anything but social. Used unwisely or without discernment, they can be instruments of hatred, hostility, misinformation, and exclusion.

You don’t have to see more than one or two news items about malicious “Tik-Tok challenges” to know that the latter condition is far too common. And don’t get me started on the Zuckerborg . . . .

Follow the link, where he expands on his thought as to how “social” media debases dis coarse discourse.


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