Monday, May 14, 2018

OUR NEWS FEEDS - Love of Junk News

"Why we love to like junk news that reaffirms our beliefs" PBS NewsHour 5/9/2018


SUMMARY:  Facebook is exquisitely designed to feed our addiction to hyper-partisan content.  In this world, fringe players who are apt to be more strident end up at the top of our news feeds, burying the middle ground.  Science correspondent Miles O'Brien reports on the ways junk news feeds into our own beliefs about politics, institutions, and government.

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