Carl T. Bergstrom on Twitter: "We have a new paper out in PNAS today, in which we address the harm wrought by dramatically restructuring human communication of the span of a decade, with no aim other than selling ads."

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@nev @emma

A 2019 draft said something along the lines of "Imagine that pandemic hit and people wouldn't follow public health advice because of misinformation spread online. We'd be really screwed then."

well, nuts :-/


And the horrible thing is that people just normalized it, like they did with mass shootings.

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