I believe that a lot of what we are seeing unfold is not new. It has always existed. Normal logical critical thinkers always were there to keep a lid on extremist views and if peers didn’t agree with extremist views people became tempered. 1/4
The difference today is that it has never been easier for like minded people to gather thoughts and validate each other in their beliefs. It is amplification of ideals in the form of specialized algorithmically select content to appease ones perspective on the world. 2/4
Garbage content that serves no other purpose than to provide entertainment has somehow leaked into politics and public health. Where the natural endpoint to engagement has become extremism because social media needs to continue to keep presenting more controversial content 3/4
The process is psychologically damaging & those that get too far in miss the exit point. The end result is lives lost. The #infodemic is a greater threat to our society than #COVID ever will be. #misinformation is a public health crisis.

@PHAC_GC @JustinTrudeau @GovCanHealth
I have never put out a more important tweet thread than this one. I hope it gains traction, because social media and the #infodemic is a serious threat to society.

Thank goodness for foot soldiers like @CaulfieldTim @stevennovella @AntibioticDoc #ScienceUpFirst

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