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There Are Reasons We Can’t Handle the Truth

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When we believe things that are counterfactual, it’s not because we’re getting news from biased sources (although we are) we’re lying to ourselves (which we also are), but because the actual truth of a statement is no longer what’s important.

Julie Beck digs deep into news silos, alternative facts, and cognitive dissonance.

via There Are Reasons We Can’t Handle the Truth — Longreads

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