Could The Lack Of Net Neutrality Be Used For Good?
There are many aspects in the Net Neutrality conversation, but since it's gone, maybe there is an upside to this.
I can't be the only one that seems to have noticed that people seem to be getting dumber. The thing is, they are getting dumber in the strangest way, by learning. Yep, you heard that right, they are learning, but from all the wrong places and sources.
With Net Neutrality anyone could set up a website and present anything they want as facts, even if they have no basis in reality. Due to a completely open and free internet, their website could be presented right alongside a site that had real science as it's basis. This leads to a false equivalence of people thinking there are two equal sides to every story. Now, it's okay to have differing opinions, but they should probably be presented a bit more proportionally. for instance, I might get people who say chocolate is good or bad. Now, it would be much easier for me to make my mind up about chocolate if I knew that 999,998 people think that chocolate is good and 2 people think it's bad.
I don't believe losing Net Neutrality overall is a good thing, but since it is a fact, I'm hoping that some of these fringe sites that spread nonsense, fear and out and out lies can be somehow shoved to the back.and more credible sites be pushed to the front. We live in a time when everyone has almost every bit of information ever put on the planet earth at their fingertips, and too many folks are being fed misinformation.