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Friday, October 26, 2012

The Internet Age

In the internet age, we have never seen a time when so much information is available and yet everything must be scrutinized so much because there is a portion of the populace that will believe anything they read on the internet as long as it fits their pre-existing mindframe condition. How can we break free? Fact-checking seems to do a decent job of debunking, but it's only available to those who know it is needed; and furthermore, it's worth noting that fact-checking organizations (depending on their affiliation) could just as well be "in on the game." We must demand better.