@Eleprocon posted this in response to my article about the filter bubble and how to break free from it.
The article gives a brief overview of a research report on the existential threat we face from cyber-enabled information warfare.
The report warns: these “increases in the volume and velocity of information have created a louder and more chaotic information environment that stimulates fast, angry, reflexive, intuitive, and visceral thinking, reaction, and action in people and thus displaces more complex, reflective, and rational thought.”
It’s interesting to consider the threat we face from cyber-enabled information warfare and makes me think back to the time I interviewed Greg Copley, President of the Washington based International Strategic Studies Association. You can see the interview in the article related to this discussion:
I wonder about the extent to which dominant political actors are arming themselves by spreading misinformation through our global communication grid.
In my article about the filter bubble I (briefly) explained that Google and Facebook are prioritising media from established brands. It makes sense that they do this as they want to reduce the ability of actors to spread misinformation. Established brands aren’t immune to this but at least have clear editorial guidelines and practices for correcting errors.