Friday, April 10, 2015

The Spread of Misinformation

Hey all,

Today I read something that really struck me:

"Social media sites are more powerful than science itself, more powerful than reason, more powerful than knowing what you're talking about."

(It came from here: Click!)(Paraphrased a bit)

I would have to agree as well. It seems that people are really good at spreading misinformation that seems "logical" across the internet. Like, would you eat something common in salad dressings if you found out that one of the ingredients was commonly used as a household and factory cleaner?

What if I told you I was talking about vinegar?

At face value, talking about chemicals, vaccines, etc. and painting them in a bad light would make sense, but it's just interesting how many "facts" get through without thorough research and without peer approval. Google University is strong.

I guess what I'm saying is... Do your homework, and listen to experts. Trust your doctor.

Stupidity spreads. Lol.

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