The more you consume news, the more you’re misinformed

News today are flooded with opinions and bias, most of the time invisible to us, the readers. That’s not because the authors are great at persuasion, but that’s because we are in our echo chambers. We like an article and think it’s because we agree with the author, but in reality, the real reason we like an article is because we found an author who agrees with us. We are constantly looking for confirmation bias, and once we are in that mode, we start to reject news that contradict our opinion and feed into those that agree with us. The mainstream media is there at our mercy, providing us with a daily dose of bias news. And that’s when we become misinformed.

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