The gun debate and the consumerisation of truth

Our connected world has devolved into polarised and radicalised worldviews, as like-minded people confirm each other’s beliefs. The Sandy Hook massacre in the US serves as a stark reminder that even the most horrid events can be twisted online to fit an agenda.

When I wrote The Consumerisation of Truth, and Virtual Villages, little did I know that I was about to be thrust into the middle of wildly divergent worldviews. My blog post discussed how a connected world of people devolves into polarised and radicalised worldviews, as like-minded people confirm each other’s beliefs. Three days after my blog post, tragedy struck my school and neighbours.

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