Social Media

How Facebook Makes Us Dumber

Social media reinforce mistrust and paranoia. (If you believe these alleged "scientists.")

Early-stage social media.

Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Why does misinformation spread so quickly on the social media? Why doesn’t it get corrected? When the truth is so easy to find, why do people accept falsehoods?

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.