We Believe False Information
Because of social media, we’ve stopped using our brains. It’s turned us into drooling zombies. We’d rather believe anything we see online as opposed to our intuition or common sense. According to Listverse, “in a 2019 study, only 44% of participants were able to accurately assess whether headlines on social media were true or false. People were also more likely to believe items that aligned with their political beliefs. This showcases the human tendency toward confirmation bias.” It’s the domino effect of social media. You send yourself down a rabbit hole and constantly seek confirmation about a belief you have or something you saw. Of course, you’ll find information supporting your beliefs somewhere on the world wide web.