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Trolls, conspiracy theorists, hoaxers and Trump have twisted Facebook, YouTube


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I’m not sure where to share this. The Inlander is a local weekly and this article has some great points on the disinformation that we are all experiencing.

I’m open to tips on how to do this. Thanks…


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Re: Epistemic crisis. Epistemology, the Theory of Truth, is held to have been created by Plato and Aristotle. I.e., the theory that there is truth that can be distinguished from bullshit. Prior to that, there were the Sophists----bullshit artists–hence “sophistry.” Our present crisis, described in the article, is sophistry on a world-sized megaphone. So it’s not just liberal democracy that’s at stake; it’s the philosophical foundations of western civ itself.


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