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Ctrl-F: Helping make networks more resilient against misinformation can be as simple as two fingers | Nieman Journalism Lab

By Mike Caulfield
January 29, 2020

In the misinformation field, there’s often a weird dynamic between the short-term and long-term gains folks.

Maybe I don’t go to the right meetings. But if, say, you went to a conference on structural racism and talked about redesigning the mortgage interest deduction to help build black wealth, my guess is most people there would be fine with yes-anding it. Let’s get that done short-term, and we can do other stuff long-term. Put it on the road map.

In misinformation, however, the short-term and long-term people are perpetually at war. It’s as if you went to that structural racism conference, talked about revising the mortgage deduction, and someone asked you how that freed children from cages on the border. And when you said it didn’t, they threw up their hands and said: “See?”

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Source: Ctrl-F: Helping make networks more resilient against misinformation can be as simple as two fingers » Nieman Journalism Lab

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