"Flood the zone with shit": How misinformation overwhelmed our democracy - 2020-01-16

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F0.png "Flood the zone with shit": How misinformation overwhelmed our democracy January 16, 2020, Sean Illing, Vox

On Wednesday, the Senate voted to acquit President Trump of charges of abuse of power and obstruction of justice.

Despite all the incontrovertible facts at the center of this story, it was always inevitable that this process would change very few minds. No matter how clear a case the Democrats made, it was always highly likely that no single version of the truth was ever going to be accepted.

This fact underscores a serious problem for our democratic culture. No amount of evidence, on virtually any topic, is likely to move public opinion one way or the other. We can attribute some of this to rank partisanship — some people simply refuse to acknowledge inconvenient facts about their own side.

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{{cite news | first = Sean | last = Illing | title = "Flood the zone with shit": How misinformation overwhelmed our democracy | url = https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2020/1/16/20991816/impeachment-trial-trump-bannon-misinformation | work = Vox | date = January 16, 2020 | accessdate = March 16, 2023 }}