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More Depressing Thoughts

Posted on August 18, 2011 in Reading Project

So the other day I sent an email to Gnarles Chen that contained the following:

anything that provides access to information creates an equally effective conduit for disseminating disinformation.

Today I was thinking about points at which tools that provided information outstripped the ability of people who are served by misinformation to corrupt them. It occurred to me that the kind of journalism that went on during the Vietnam War is a good example of this, and also a really glaring example of how much easier it is to create than to relax strictures.

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