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Pew Research Center: Facebook Breeds Dangerous Morons
Posted by: deckeda
Date: July 30, 2020 10:06PM
It's possible I'm paraphrasing.

Americans Who Mainly Get Their News on Social Media Are Less Engaged, Less Knowledgeable

Availability to endless news makes them dumber, how? And less "engaged," while on social media? Friends, that's called irony ... tragically so. The apparent dichotomy is explained by constant streams of data, absent of context.

1) They are exposed to more B.S. and conspiracies.
2) They care less about being exposed to B.S. and conspiracies.
3) There is no Step 3.
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Re: Pew Research Center: Facebook Breeds Dangerous Morons
Posted by: Ted King
Date: July 30, 2020 10:17PM
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deckeda
It's possible I'm paraphrasing.

Americans Who Mainly Get Their News on Social Media Are Less Engaged, Less Knowledgeable

Availability to endless news makes them dumber, how? And less "engaged," while on social media? Friends, that's called irony ... tragically so. The apparent dichotomy is explained by constant streams of data, absent of context.

1) They are exposed to more B.S. and conspiracies.
2) They care less about being exposed to B.S. and conspiracies.
3) There is no Step 3.

They read information that is coming from sources that are not diligently trying to adhere to good journalistic standards. Facebook has no problem doling it out as long as they can make a ton of money.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/30/2020 10:18PM by Ted King.
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Re: Pew Research Center: Facebook Breeds Dangerous Morons
Posted by: bfd
Date: July 31, 2020 12:47AM
What's great about Pew is that the data is real, and their sampling methods are trustworthy. So much of what we see and hear is totally devoid of any data.
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Re: Pew Research Center: Facebook Breeds Dangerous Morons
Posted by: RgrF
Date: July 31, 2020 04:03AM
PEW? The people who sponsor all them there PBS type shows? Clearly FakeNews.
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Re: Pew Research Center: Facebook Breeds Dangerous Morons
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: July 31, 2020 09:47AM
Does this forum count?




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Re: Pew Research Center: Facebook Breeds Dangerous Morons
Posted by: deckeda
Date: July 31, 2020 10:08AM
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bazookaman
Does this forum count?

They're both "online" and have members but after that I'm kinda coming up short as far as similarities are.

I've never confused this forum or others structured like it with Facebook. Actually, I'm unaware of any other platform that behaves how FB does for how posts are promoted and rewarded, and for how it overall treats users.
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Re: Pew Research Center: Facebook Breeds Dangerous Morons
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: July 31, 2020 10:09AM
Why did I read that as "Facebook Breeds Dangerous Mormons?"



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