Suspension of disbelief is critical to process data

This is the second in a series of posts I plan to write about the Internet and journalism. I think it's especially important to think about this because we have entered the era of 'Fake News' where people don't really know what to believe. And so I think journalism is under threat -- and with it our trust in government -- as a result.

As you read this piece, also think about how people respond to Donald Trump. That's what I am doing and I think it's helpful in explaining what's going on with lies that he tells.

Now I think I've said this before, but, according to some research, you have to suspend disbelief to process anything. That's the concept I want to dwell on in this second Internet journalism piece. I wrote the first yesterday and called it "The Internet is for data". Do read that...

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