In the spreading of ideology, the content that goes viral is all that matters, truth is irrelevant
HOW many of us would spread lies if we know them to be so or if we would have to pay the price for the consequences of spreading such untruths? Not many, I suppose, unless we have an agenda to lie.
And yet, many of us do so countless times a day by sharing texts, pictures and videos over social media without verifying them. We plead ignorance to the quality of the content and seek refuge in the social media dictum that “sharing is caring”.
I have come to the conclusion that persons of certain age, of which I am one, are not very good at identifying facts from opinions, fictions or half-truths.
It is not because we lack the ability to discern or the sophistication to evaluate, but we were brought up in an environment where the written word had a higher level of believability — we believe that much thought have