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Misinformation and Networks - Miguel del Fresno
Misinformation and Networks Language is never neutral; it determines the way we understand reality and our way of thinking ultimately drives our individual and collective behavior. Language is the mediation technology par excellence between the mind and the larger world in which we interact. The metaphors or linguistic frameworks that mass media, social media, think tanks, lobbies, and activist organizations use create specific perceptions of reality and as such influence our thoughts. These various perspectives can be moved through social systems that have been enhanced and accelerated by technology. The subsequent understandings and misunderstandings then have the potential to multiply …