Useless trophies, useless “fake news” panic, useless emotionalism, and more People & Society in FTN Daily #69, Thu, Dec 22, 2016
Medals for Mediocrity
The most important point of trophies is not getting them all the time. Benjamin Sledge for Personal Growth
Over reported online hate
The troll invasion of Twitter was greatly exaggerated. The Economist.
Weaponized media: the biggest gun in the Kremlin’s armory
Half-truths, fakes and hoaxes, wielded by troll troopers. That’s the face of Putins’s most effective army. Sébastien Roblin for War Is Boring
Don’t listen to your heart (use your brain)
Emotional responses make suffering worse. We need reason. Peter Singer for Project Syndicate.
“Fact checks” on fake news are bad news for real news. Sean Lester for Medium.
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