Stop being manipulated! Take charge of the information in your life: Seek information, not affirmation

Seek information, not affirmation; what does that mean? If you use Facebook, Instagram, or WhatsApp to get news and learn about current events, you are being manipulated. The algorithms that drive these platforms create “bubbles” within which people are grouped together based on their social media use, product preferences, and other digital choices current and past. Within a bubble, you find yourself amid other users…

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Stop being manipulated! Take charge of the information in your life.

Disinformation and propaganda are not new; they have been used for hundreds if not thousands of years. With algorithm-driven social media platforms, however, they have become a lot easier to do; these days, it has even been automated. Those comments on Facebook that got you all riled up? Maybe it’s a bot … and perhaps it’s even a bot being used by another country let…

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