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Posted on: January 9, 2021

Last year I consumed lots of news about the state of politics in the USA. Some journalists would urge viewers to believe what they see in order to not be misled.


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Misinformation and disinformation distort like visual illusions. The video above provides insights into why we need to take that call cautiously. We cannot always believe what we see because our vision is easy to trick.

We need to rely on our mind’s eye, i.e., critical thinking. This is not to be confused with criticising which can be closed and cynical. Being critical is about being open and analytical.

Our actual vision can be fooled because it is a function of biology and physics. Our mindful vision can be developed to be broad and deep enough to spot the illusions of misinformation and disinformation.

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