Disinformation is Worse than Misinformation
"we should listen to each other"
Jim Hoggan, the founder of DeSmog, was curious how people could ignore the downsides of oil and still buy it. Many of us point to misinformation spread through fake news stories on Fox, Facebook, and Breitbart, but he says that is in fact “disinformation.” Conservative news outlets say that the there is no concrete evidence and that the scientists aren’t being objective, and why should you trust science that is not concrete? He is worried about unity and community because of how our brains have become “us” or “them." He says the path to solutions is through realizing that the other side are real people with real and legitimate ideas and values, and that we should listen to each other.