How do we fight THE BIG LIE propagated by Donald Trump?
- How do we arrive at a shared sense of reality in the first place?
Lies travel 6 times faster on the internet than the truth because the lie is much easier and more fun than the truth. So Trump just gives the people what they want, just like a “professional wrestler”.sp
Why do people latch on to conspiracy theories?
- Mass Delusion in America by Jeffrey Goldberg
- Suspicious Minds by Rob Brotherton
- A Lot of People Are Saying by Nancy L. Rosenblum
- fact checking: Twitter fact checks President Trump
- propaganda: Manipulating the Masses by John M. Hamilton
- russian disinformation on twitter: Hamilton 2.0 Dashboard
Is “Truth” now whatever is first in a google search results listing?
In an untruthful, deep-fake world, you have to trust your own
- data doesn’t lie: Factfulness by Hans Rosling
- democracy: Common Sense by Thomas Paine
- fighting hate: Anti-Defamation League
- happiness: The Happiness Hypothesis Jonathan Haidt
- intelligence: Facts and Fears by James R. Clapper
- journalism: Truth Worth Telling by Scott Pelley
- trends: The Death of Truth by Michiko Kakutani
- trust: Trust is the glue that holds us together (sp)
See also by SP
- Evangelicals, how long do you apologize and put up with Trump’s lies and vulgarity?
- Trump (a portfolio)