[LMB] OT: Governor’s Orders

Joel Polowin jpolowin at hotmail.com
Sun Nov 15 23:39:27 GMT 2020


Greg Hennessy <greg.hennessy at cox.net> wrote:
>> Facebook is a medium.  Information on it isn't stamped for reliability
>> by that fact either way, any more than by any other medium. 
> Facebook is MUCH LESS RELIABLE than other media. NPR is
> a medium. Guess which of the two I get my information from?

An epidemiologist who happens to be writing on Facebook is more reliable
than what you might hear from, say, a cooking show or whatever's
replaced Prairie Home Companion for you on NPR.  The determining factor
isn't the medium; it's the originator of the material.

Joel



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