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When it comes to the news, is it really that healthy to be updated via constant “push” alerts from the news outlet of your choice?

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Purveyors of junk

One thing I don’t do is (well, maybe it counts as two) visit Facebook or Twitter to find out what’s going on. Yeah, there’s lots of breaking news on them but it’s breaking news from a thousand (often not reliable) sources all at once plus the distraction of hundreds of commentators being either wrong, willfully ignorant or just trolling. They aren’t places that are receptive to the whole idea of stepping back and looking dispassionately at the facts or attempting to look at it from “the others’” point of view.

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Weirdo who writes futurist-tinged columns about technology and science’s impact on society by night. Unfortunately, 2020 compels me to do politics too.

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