October 25, 2019•150 words
We have entered a time of meta misinformation. Not only are we constantly being exposed to misinformation, whether intentional or accidental, but we now have people giving false information on how to identify what is true or not.
This relates to a previous post we can't outsource thinking. This also is important with how we look at disinformation.
When learning to understand misinformation you need to be willing to put in the time to understand how these messages are spread.
For example, there is a below average cartoonist out there trying to explain things and thousands of people take him seriously. Instead of looking at actual peer reviewed data and making determinations most people are blindly following people who post online.
There are great sources like First Draft News that provide solid information on how you can look to make your own decisions.
We must take ownership of our thinking.