Thursday 19 October 2017

Comment: We have access to more information now than ever - and it has made us even dumber

US President-elect Donald Trump's unfiltered direct approach to voters through Twitter proved effective in the US presidential race
US President-elect Donald Trump's unfiltered direct approach to voters through Twitter proved effective in the US presidential race
Mandy Johnston

Mandy Johnston

'The amount of misinformation on Facebook, especially during times of crisis, is staggering." - Benjamin Franklin.

For now, this is merely a meme that lives on the internet; a sarcastic and sardonic creation to display the absurdity and scale of inaccurate information on social media.

It is a frightening prospect, but I have no doubt at all that some day this fabricated quote will be used unwittingly by someone who has become so ill-informed and lazy that its illogicality will be lost on them.

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