This Is How Your Fear and Outrage Are Being Sold for Profit
Tobias Rose-Stockwell

And finally, you left out a vital component of why fake news (ie lies) is so popular: Most people don’t care about the truth; they just want to have their biases and preconceived beliefs confirmed. And there are plenty of con artists only too ready, willing and able to provide that “service”. There’s a war on for our minds and the extremists are winning because they’re experts at fear and hate mongering.

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