Confirmation bias [article]

Selective truth-seeking is something we are all guilty of, according to this article.  The majority of us (who are too busy working, parenting, watching sports, and playing video games) tend to get our information from sources that we trust. It’s a convenient shortcut. Our trusted information brokers are usually determined by tribal affiliation (Fox News, Guardian, MSNBC, ABC)… & so….  To combat our own biases, some deliberately seek out perspectives from people outside our tribe. But even that decision is governed by trust–do I trust that person enough to be a fair interpreter of information, even if I think he’s biased?

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