Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Quote of the Day (Daniel Levitin, on the Proliferation of Misinformation)

“Misinformation has been a fixture of human life for thousands of years, and was documented in biblical times and classical Greece. The unique problem we face today is that misinformation has proliferated; it is devilishly entwined on the Internet with real information, making the two difficult to separate. And misinformation is promiscuous — it consorts with people of all social and educational classes and turns up in places you don’t expect it to. Misinformation can take hold and become well known, and suddenly a whole lot of people are believing things that aren't so. “—Daniel J. Levitin, A Field Guide To Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age (2016)

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