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Snopes has been very active in my feed

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Multiple times per day Snopes has let me know there is new misinformation to know about. It is far and above the most active feed that I have.

It is kind of tiring. I am not complaining but just saying how weird it is that we have the energy to look at memes/social media but not to find out the truth. Why are we like this? Why would we rather have candy, than something that can help us in the world?

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For that reason, I am going to stop all social media except LinkedIn. I have wasted enough time with the misinformation that exists in those channels. I don’t like reading something to find out that it has been faked, misrepresented, or so on. I think the existence of Deep Fakes enabled by AI is the dark side of information.

I would go so far as to say is if they don’t present sources, don’t believe what someone tells you.

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