Aliens are Amongst Us and Facebook Created Them

How far away is our moon from our planet? How long ago were dinosaurs walking the Earth? What is the atomic composition of water? These are questions with answers, and they are answers that were at some point placed into a book and handed out in classrooms. We used to get our facts from similar sources; our teachers, our parents, and our community. Now though if I happened to think that the Earth was flat I need only look to the wealth of information online confirming my belief. What compounds the problem with trying to filter the masses of data is that the algorithms responsible for our information diet tend to figure out that we really like cake, and decide that infinite cake it is.

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