Howard Rheingold was quoted in the NYTimes recently (https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/04/opinion/michael-goldhaber-internet.html):

“Attention is a limited resource, so pay attention to where you pay attention.”

That makes me believe we need less a "reality czar" and more of a online "reality" toolkit. Howard has a good one in his book Net Smart. My notes are available at


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Fox "News" and it's evil spawn Newsmax & Onan along with huge funding of right wing groups by Koch Brothers with a large dash of Russian disinformation attacks are IMHO active root causes that need to be addressed along with all your other great points.

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