👍 The Homeostatic Fallacy and Misinformation Literacy

Liked The Homeostatic Fallacy and Misinformation Literacy by mikecaulfield (Hapgood)

the goal of disinformation isn’t really around these individual transactions. The goal of disinformation is to, over time, change our psychological set-points. To the researcher looking at individuals at specific points in time, the homeostasis looks protective — fire up Mechanical Turk, see what people believe, give them information or disinformation, see what changes. What you’ll find is nothing changes — set-points are remarkably resilient.

But underneath that, from year to year, is drift. And its the drift that matters.

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