Originally Posted by imoldernu
Is the internet turning into a dumbed down propaganda machine?
Originally Posted by Tyro
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.