What Is Going On?
We are supposedly living in the Information Age. Yet we have also simultaneously entered the “post-truth” era. On the surface, these two positions seem to be at odds with one another, until we consider where our information is coming from. Today, we have a new yellow journalism characterized by conjecture, misinformation, and slander that is being circulated by fringe media outlets. From there, it is recklessly disseminated through social media and hotly debated by clueless keyboard cowards resting safely in their anonymity. (more…)