Posted: 21/07/2016 at 10:09
Isn't a sound bite with no factual support how we roll theses days? Or is that just when important shiit is being voted on by the public?
Seems to be the norm now.
The Graun did a piece recently on how critical judgement is being eroded by social media because what people "consume" (I won't dignify it with the word "read") is increasingly fitted to their own world view and doesn't challenge their thinking or present an opposite view. It was pretty accurate and very worrying.
You could send a tweet saying you saw a Muslim eating a baby in Bethnal Green and it would probably be believed and disseminated. They used the example of Cameron and the Pig's head which actually has no basis in truth whatsoever. The so-called source, i.e. the woman who wrote the book that supposedly contains the allegation says she never heard any such thing.
Inquests have proved beyond all doubt that John Charles De Menezes never jumped a barrier and Liverpool fans had nothing to do with what happened at Hillsborough but some people still choose to believe otherwise. The truth doesn't matter anymore, only opinion.