Right, one of the things I care a lot about when it comes to online information is the news. Freedom of speech is a great thing, however it does put some responsibility back at the readers, who then also need to get skills in validating sources. Just because it says so on some obscure site on the Internet doesn’t make things true. People should really spend some time working out what sources are reliable when it comes to facts, and which sources that are not.

In connection with the US election in November last year you might have read some articles in the election aftermath, about how “bias bubbles” are created online, and on sites like Facebook et al you basically socialise with friends who think the same as yourself, and you as a group pretty much read the same biased news all the time, often missing the opposing arguments. Although that type of studies are interesting, that is not a topic of this article.

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