It’s called selective listening.

25 Jan 2019 | nashville

Julie Irwin Zimmerman:

Next time a story like this surfaces, I’ll try to sit it out until more facts have emerged. I’ll remind myself that the truth is sometimes unknowable, and I’ll stick to discussing the news with people I know in real life, instead of with strangers whom I’ve never met. I’ll get my news from legitimate journalists instead of from an online mob for whom Saturday-morning indignation is just another form of entertainment. And above all, I’ll try to take the advice I give my kids daily: Put the phone down and go do something productive.

Bruce Schneier:

This is a perennial problem: we can get information quickly, or we can get accurate information. It’s hard to get both at the same time.


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