In general, it makes it harder to know what is or isn’t correct.
Back in the pre-internet dark ages, there was a well organized system for filtering information.
You could only get it through established news organizations like the New York Times or the Wall Street Journal, which existed on either side of the political spectrum, or through established publishing houses.
There was a strict filtering system.
And to be one of the filterers, you had to come up through an extensive educational system of hurdles and being in the right place at the right time.
Go to the right school, meet the right people, say the right things.
The internet broke that.
Now anyone can post anything and reach thousands or millions of people.
This means that you, as the reader, need to do a lot more work to figure out what is true and what isn’t.
So, while the internet has made it much easier to get all sorts of information, it also means that its much easier to be misled.
This doesn’t mean the internet is a bad thing, it just means that we now need to figure out how to create a new filtration system.
One that works at the scale of the internet.
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