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Whither news?

Evil squirrels that distract us

Disinformation is Not *the* Problem

It is *a* problem that can distract us from others

Yes, disinformation is a problem. But by treating it as the problem, we can cause more: We give malign actors the attention that feeds them as we spread their messages. We defer facing society’s real ills. We ignore voices too long not heard. We present a distorted and dystopian view of reality. We delay building a…

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