Fake news is not meant to change minds.


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Fake news is not meant to change minds. It’s about strengthening the wrongly-rooted beliefs some of us already have. This is the reason why and how filter bubbles originate. Each and every one of us profoundly believes in multiple things, many of them with varying degrees of truth. To sustain the idea that our beliefs are valid 100% of the time (in other words, be right about things), we “shape” our reality, such that every piece of information we obtain automatically confirms our views.

Some thoughts based on Annie Duke's book: "Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts":

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