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Make Sure To Use Your BS Detector

There are too many lies and half-truths being spread around the internet and the news media itself. It is agenda driven. It is designed to manipulate you by your emotions and get you to think the way they want you to think.

Politically speaking, people on the left and people on the right both engage in this tactic. You can call it fake news, but it's very real in the sense that it's out there. The fact checkers you see on the internet generally lean to the left. Therefore, you have to even question their motives when they're attempting to disprove something.

If you've read something on the Internet or seen something on TV and had a nagging feeling that told you this might not be true, you have a BS detector. If you question your instincts regarding how you're feeling, it's a good idea to do a little research.

You don't have to form an opinion right at that moment. Get more facts. If somebody is saying a certain political figure or person of interest said something that doesn't ring true to you, look for proof that this was actually said by that individual. There are usually stories out there, but look for multiple sources. Find the video proof as it's often out there as well.

One of the laziest and easiest ways that they manipulate people is by simply posting a picture. This picture will have words written on it or come with a few paragraphs explaining something. They are trying to get you to think a certain way, but sometimes what they are saying isn't true or was never said by the person it's attributed to.

Now more than ever, people need to think for themselves. This means that while you might have sources that you trust, you are ultimately resposnible for making up your own mind and reaching your own conclusion.

Don't give in to group think and don't let others manipulate your mind. Remember, God gave you a brain, use it. Trust your own personal BS detector.

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MegL wrote on July 10, 2020, 3:32 AM

This is very true. You have to question everything and everyone you see pushing a point of view

allen0187 wrote on September 4, 2020, 10:05 AM

The internet has been used to sow disinformation and create confusion. I'm wary of the things that I read online. I make sure that I counter-check and verify the information that I get.