Due to the nature of algorithm-driven feeds on sites like Facebook and Twitter, confirmation bias has become a problem on social media. Users need not look far to find a suggested article that asserts their preexisting beliefs, regardless of its accuracy or legitimacy, which is especially dangerous considering Facebook and Twitter’s inability to effectively combat the pervasiveness of fake news on their platforms. In the video above, Brooke Gladstone, whose new book, The Trouble With Reality, deals with Trump and American society’s relationship with the truth, talks about confirmation bias and how truth is being redefined in the Trump era.

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