Basically my joke above about banning ads first is also trying to draw attention to the fact that we've been allowing misinformation and manipulative/persuasive messaging to creep into our societies until it's reached a point now where we're completely saturated with it to such a degree that we don't even know we're actually drowning. Jordan Peterson once said that "the west" is philosophically characterized by "logos" or true speech, which is supposed to help bring forth order from chaos. But honestly ATM nothing seems further from the truth, we're completely inundated in lies and manipulation. Getting back to a place where truth is once again held up as a virtue instead of a dumb thing that only suckers and utopians adhere to is going to be an uphill battle.Who determines what is misinformation?
We all agree it is an issue. But who gets to be the arbiter of truth? Why aren't we searching more into how these algorithms work instead of trying to ban this generic term misinformation? Why do we trust these corporations when their motive is profit, not our well being? Why do we trust the government when their motive is compliance, not truth.