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    The Guardian | 9/10/20 | 19 min
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    • jeff
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      2 months ago

      Great read! Also extremely relevant to Readup:

      Instead, as they skimmed the internet in that state of constant distraction that we all recognise, they were carried away with their emotions and their partisanship. The good news is that simply pausing for a moment to reflect was all it took to filter out a lot of the misinformation. It doesn’t take much; we can all do it. All we need to do is acquire the habit of stopping to think.

      You've got to have good brakes when you're moving at the speed of light!

    • kellyalysia
      2 months ago

      So many great lines but loved this one:

      This helps to explain the findings of Taber and Lodge that better-informed people are actually more at risk of motivated reasoning on politically partisan topics: the more persuasively we can make the case for what our friends already believe, the more our friends will respect us.