Post-truth, clearly illustrated

That’s a piece of news, tweeted by a random guy, that went viral. It’s false, but it didn’t matter at all.

 

Note that this is NOT a typical fake news case. The “guilty” guy -the one who tweeted the wrong info- actually did some effort to verify if his claim was true. Not that much; but this is totally understandable given that he had, like, 40 followers (basically his friends). And when his tweet went viral and was shared 100s of 1000s of times, he tried to find the truth. When he did, he admitted it, deleted the original tweet and posted the fact that it was false.

 

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It didn’t matter.

 

It immediately became, and still is, “proof” for a lot of people, asserting a fact that never happened.

 

I’m becoming increasingly desperate. There really doesn’t look any way out of this mess. People will believe anything if they want to believe it. And through the internet, it’s all too easy to find it. True or not; it doesn’t matter.

 

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Hi everybody !

That’s my new blog, which I started after Jux announced that they would be shutting down. Real pity; it was a great platform, I loved it.

So from now on I’ll be posting here my random thoughts that are too long to post on Twitter and not trivial enough to post on Facebook.

Enjoy !