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According to psychiatrist M.Katherine Shear, many people feel bogged down by the news. 22% of subjects in a 2015 study experienced symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder after viewing violent images on social media.
We need to view the news, but then also learn to set it aside. Try to find your own dose with emotionally charged news.
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According to a 2016 Pew Research Center survey, 23% of people admit to having shared a fake news story on Facebook, be it on purpose or unknowingly.
Most people think that we have a responsibility to remain informed, but keeping up with the news can make us feel increasingly anxious, angry and demoralized.
People regularly share stories based only on headlines. Five or six words are not enough to tell the entire story.
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I am a long-time user of Twitter, and Musk's takeover alarms me. As a Queer Anarchist, I am already threatened and abused on the site on a daily basis!
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Stains are hard to remove. Even when the evidence is gone, we may still see and remember the remnants. Similarly, the gist of ideas, true and false, sticks with us, even when the details are long lost or discredited.
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