There’s much to learn a google click away

“We rightfully abhor people who’d intentionally spread an actual physical virus, right? So why don’t we apply the same stigma to the people coughing up urban legends into our Facebook newsfeeds and contaminating our Twitter streams?”

Here’s How to Prevent Fake News from Spreading on Social Media
Luke O’Neil, Vice

 


 

There’s much to learn a google click away,
despite which willful ignorance abounds.
A sound byte or a meme cannot convey
enough on any topic making rounds.
Beware of propaganda in the guise
of facts, like memes designed to raise your ire.
Manipulated imagery and lies
succeed when feckless fear and greed conspire.

© 2017 Susan E. Eckenrode

 


 

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