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Thread #166020 Message #3989053
Posted By: Jeri
24-Apr-19 - 04:47 PM
Thread Name: BS: A solution to Fakebook
Subject: RE: BS: A solution to Fakebook
You know, Don, I saw the beginning of a phenomenon with the talk shows a la Jerry Springer. They were the American Colosseum, or the current preferred bloodsport. People generally got more stupid when they enjoyed entertainment by violence and ridicule. I think that's where it started, or rather, that's where the audience got started.
The ignorance and gullibility of people means they can be easily manipulated by politicians. To not be suspicious of them, but of the people who want to tell them an unpopular truth. I don't know if there's a similar phenomenon in the UK (or anywhere else), but we've got to dig ourselves our of it before we kill the whole planet.
As for Facebook, it's like any other publisher. You have to think for yourself, and be suspicious enough to check facts before you swallow them.