Information Overload?

The American Association for the Advancement of Science reminds us that having a certain critical control over our information sources (as opposed to those 2 opposite extremes of opting in to every push-source or opting out of everything) is essential in crises. Professor David Bawden and Dr. Lyn Robinson of City University of London’s Department of Library and Information Science note that “reading that the coronavirus was genetically engineered by the Illuminati as a means of world domination, but that it can be defeated by drinking hot water, is somehow more attractive than seeing more sensible reminders about staying in and handwashing.”