Anatomy of a rumor, showing how the Internet can make us dumber

To understand the Internet, watch how rumors spread.  Too many people evaluate stories by how well they match their preconceptions.  Since few "nodes" on the Internet bother to check sources -- or even care about sources -- the Internet often makes us dumber.   Today we examine a rumor spreading like wildfire on the Internet, on a subject of … Continue reading Anatomy of a rumor, showing how the Internet can make us dumber