From Amazing Polly:

“We’ve reached peak inversion as ‘experts’ teach students NOT to read if they want to learn more. They say research is dangerous unless you’re a professional fact-checker with adequate training. I can’t take these people seriously anymore, as you’ll see.”

Polly examines and scrutinizes an article posted on Feb. 18, 2021 in the New York Times entitled:
“Don’t Go Down the Rabbit Hole” by author Charlie Warzel  Mr. Warzel is an Opinion writer at large.

For Polly’s insights watch her video at:

http://rumble.com/ve31t5-critical-thinking-is-dangerous-read-less-to-learn-more-new-research-from-ex.html


In this post we are reposting the beginning of  The New York Times article here for your reading pleasure and discernment. It is an interesting read and article to study and observe how the Controlling Groups on this planet use tactics to psychologically manipulate and brain control the masses. To read more click on the link.

Don’t Go Down the Rabbit Hole

Critical thinking, as we’re taught to do it, isn’t helping in the fight against misinformation.

For an academic, Michael Caulfield has an odd request: Stop overthinking what you see online.

Mr. Caulfield, a digital literacy expert at Washington State University Vancouver, knows all too well that at this very moment, more people are fighting for the opportunity to lie to you than at perhaps any other point in human history.

Misinformation rides the greased algorithmic rails of powerful social media platforms and travels at velocities and in volumes that make it nearly impossible to stop. That alone makes information warfare an unfair fight for the average internet user. But Mr. Caulfield argues that the deck is stacked even further against us. That the way we’re taught from a young age to evaluate and think critically about information is fundamentally flawed and out of step with the chaos of the current internet.

“We’re taught that, in order to protect ourselves from bad information, we need to deeply engage with the stuff that washes up in front of us,” Mr. Caulfield told me recently. He suggested that the dominant mode of media literacy (if kids get taught any at all) is that “you’ll get imperfect information and then use reasoning to fix that somehow. But in reality, that strategy can completely backfire.”

In other words: Resist the lure of rabbit holes, in part, by reimagining media literacy for the internet hellscape we occupy.

It’s often counterproductive to engage directly with content from an unknown source, and people can be led astray by false information. Influenced by the research of Sam Wineburg, a professor at Stanford, and Sarah McGrew, an assistant professor at the University of Maryland, Mr. Caulfield argued that the best way to learn about a source of information is to leave it and look elsewhere, a concept called lateral reading.

For instance, imagine you were to visit Stormfront, a white supremacist message board, to try to understand racist claims in order to debunk them. “Even if you see through the horrible rhetoric, at the end of the day you gave that place however many minutes of your time,” Mr. Caulfield said. “Even with good intentions, you run the risk of misunderstanding something, because Stormfront users are way better at propaganda than you. You won’t get less racist reading Stormfront critically, but you might be overloaded by information and overwhelmed.”

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2 COMMENTS

  1. This kind of warning from Mr. Caufield is not original with him. It is actually an updated and English language version of what Christendom used to hear from the Hierarchy of the Holy Catholic Church. Back then in mediaeval times, an unauthorised person could very badly run afoul of the Holy Inquisition by being caught in possession of a bible or part of a bible or if he or she was literate and was seen looking at a bible at close range..

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