By Gérald Bronner
This booklet discusses the media, ideals, the inside track, the web, and so on. however it shouldn't be visible as one more critique of the media approach, exploring with offended fascination the belief of a machination opposed to fact arrange to serve a society of domination. a majority of these theories, whether or not they pertain to conspiracy theories or, extra subtly, to a self-styled "critical" state of mind, have regularly appeared to be the expression of a sort of highbrow puerility. this isn't to assert that makes an attempt at manipulating critiques don't happen, or that our international is unfastened from compromised ideas, or certainly corruption; faraway from it, yet none of this is often the foremost issue.
In truth, fact can by some means be much more unsettling than these myths, in spite of the fact that subtle they're, that envisage the media procedure hand-in-hand with undefined, technology, etc, all in contract in an effort to lead the "people" clear of the reality. it truly is extra unsettling as the approaches defined during this e-book and that permit falsehood and dubiousness to grab the general public sphere are boosted by way of the advance of IT, the workings of our minds, and the very nature of democracy. and at last, it's extra unsettling simply because we're all answerable for what will take place to us.
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3 Further on, I will discuss the possible demarcation between the two. Why Does the Internet Side with Dubious Ideas? 21 different critics of the Internet culture do not seem to have realized: the fact is that the cognitive market is hypersensitive to the structure of supply, and automatically to the providers’ motivation. This is one of the main factors in the organization of cognitive competition on this market. Information seeking can be carried out from two main perspectives. On the one hand, this search can be handled through the confirmation bias: we already have a belief (which may be conditional) and we will tend to look for information in order to reinforce it.
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