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27-01-2016, 05:29 AM
How social media drives conspiracy theories
The World Economic Forum flagged "massive digital misinformation" as one of the main risks for modern society in a 2013 report. The web has changed the way we consume and share information, and false information or unsubstantiated rumours can gather credibility if they are shared widely.

http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2014...read-on-fb

Report is here

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27-01-2016, 05:37 AM
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(27-01-2016 05:29 AM)Silly Deity Wrote:  The World Economic Forum flagged "massive digital misinformation" as one of the main risks for modern society in a 2013 report. The web has changed the way we consume and share information, and false information or unsubstantiated rumours can gather credibility if they are shared widely.

http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2014...read-on-fb

Report is here

So if you repeat a lie often enough, it becomes the truth? It's nothing new. People often believe what suits their outlook on life or what they're told. Internet I suppose only accelerate process of spreading information.

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27-01-2016, 12:17 PM
RE: How social media drives conspiracy theories
(27-01-2016 05:37 AM)Szuchow Wrote:  
(27-01-2016 05:29 AM)Silly Deity Wrote:  The World Economic Forum flagged "massive digital misinformation" as one of the main risks for modern society in a 2013 report. The web has changed the way we consume and share information, and false information or unsubstantiated rumours can gather credibility if they are shared widely.

http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2014...read-on-fb

Report is here

So if you repeat a lie often enough, it becomes the truth? It's nothing new. People often believe what suits their outlook on life or what they're told. Internet I suppose only accelerate process of spreading information.

That's how AIG has any type of following at all.


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27-01-2016, 12:51 PM
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Stupid people + Internet = I don't want to live on this planet anymore
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