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The mass illusion

Navigating many of the issues that have been discussed is not too hard when you have the right tools to see the information out there for what it is. Whether it be prejudiced beliefs and actions, conspiracy theories, indoctrinated or radicalized groups, or even the rhetoric many of those in authoritative positions utilize to sway … Continue reading

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Creeping normality

I have shown how those that follow conspiracy theories typically rely on mental shortcuts to navigate the information, and the content that feeds them this information is efficient in capturing more automatic cognitions. Kahneman (2011), found that the brain forms thoughts in two ways. He distinguishes the process by referring to them as system one … Continue reading

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Can spear eye see the eerie?

One of the biggest issues emerging out of the digital age is the onslaught of misinformation and conspiracy theories that flood the internet, spreading like wildfire through populations. It seems we are being pushed into a post-truth society, where objective reality has lost some of its power in influencing political and societal decisions. One of the … Continue reading