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Old 12-28-2012, 10:02 AM   #21
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Is the internet turning into a dumbed down propaganda machine?
Turning into?
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Is the internet turning into a dumbed down propaganda machine?

Whaddya think?
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Turning into?
Only if you let it.

The internet is also full of more open information than we ever had access to. When I go to research something now, I can get a variety of views, and I can be careful to determine if the information comes from a source with some credentials. It's fantastic.

Just a few years ago, about all I could do is go to the library and hope they had something on the subject. It would be less likely that I could get multiple viewpoints if it wasn't a popular topic. And then, you'd pretty much have to figure that "they wouldn't print it if it wasn't true" You had very little capability to cross check anything.

I think it is easy to see what is propaganda and what isn't. Avoid it, unless you are curious to see what others are thinking. A small price to pay to have all this info available, IMO. Like anything, it is a tool that can be used or misused.

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Old 12-28-2012, 12:02 PM   #23
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The thing that concerns me about using services that tailor the news to only what you are interested in is that I might miss those serendipitous stories about things I didn't think I was interested in, but was.
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:15 PM   #24
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en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Current_events

Wikipedia has a news portal. Above is a link to the mobile version.
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:19 PM   #25
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en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Current_events

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Thanks Target ... I just book-marked it (non mobile). Looks great !! Thanks.
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