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Modern Politcs

Are modern politics caused by modern media?

We live in a world of instant media. Instead of reading a daily paper, we are now surrounded by more information than we can ever absorb.  I think this forces a lot of shallow study instead of study in depth.
 
Short pitches like: "Keep out the Immigrants" are easier to peruse than long economic articles about how immigrants pay your pension. 

too much data means confirmation bias gets worse as we skim articles looking for the bits that agree with what we believe and never consciously notice the rest. This entry was originally posted on Dreamwidth where it has comment count unavailable comments.

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vicarage
Dec. 31st, 2016 06:53 pm (UTC)
Leading the news, breaking news and twitter have a lot to answer for. It encourages sound-bites and headlines, not reflective plans.

I particularly hate "X will say today". I'd much rather read "our political correspondent analyses what X said yesterday"

Oh, and I'd hate politician's twitter feeds if I used twitter

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