Apple CEO says social media can divide society

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    Ian Administrator

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    The Verge have an article covering Tim Cook's thoughts on social media and the news - primarily relating to the alleged US "fake news" election interference:

    Read the rest here:
    https://www.theverge.com/2017/11/1/...ook-fake-news-russia-election-ad-interference
     
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    muckshifter I'm not weird, I'm a limited edition. Moderator

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    If the local Vicar said something in a sermon, it was true.

    If it's on the front page of a Newspaper, it's true.

    If it's on your Phone, it's just got to be true ... it's smart, innit. :)


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    "Nobody believes the official spokesman... but everybody trusts an unidentified source." Anon.

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    One thing about Social Media - prior to communicating online you were friends with lots of people in real life. Having taken part 'conversing' with those same people in Faceache, Twatter et al you become aware of their political and religious views.

    Result: Either loss of friends or a distinct frostiness to some people and from some people when meeting their flesh and blood.

    'You don't honestly believe that do you?' ;)
     
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    There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn't true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.

    Soren Kierkegaard 1813-1855
     
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