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What are the cognitive implications of data-driven media ecosystem?

As part of our inquiry into (social) media, computer and knowledge, consider following questions as you go through the readings:
(What are the cognitive implications of data-driven media ecosystem?
Are we better informed? How do we know whether we are better informed?
What are the cognitive mechanisms involved in determining fake news?)
Sternberg, R. J. & Sternberg, K. (2012) Chapter 12. Decision Making and Reasoning. In Cognitive Psychology 6th ed). (pp. 487 – 529). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth. (pages 508-529 only; the first half of the chapter is read for class 11 so you can read the whole chapter)
“How ‘Googling it’ Can Send Conservatives Down Secret Rabbit Holes of Alternative Facts” from Medium