That’s because social media is turning from our news-system into our alarm-system. The town alarm bell of invaders coming. Everything is an alarm now. Then you wonder why people are just tuning out or not shocked enough for when some serious corruption or evil happens. That fatigue is normal too that’s why I get so frustrated with people who cry wolf because our alarm-system should be used for real threats. I really appreciate that analogy of news system to the alarm system. It speaks succinctly to what’s going on.
There are people in executive positions who are thinking these up and markets them simply for outrage. They are conditioning us to be offended about everything until we can no longer know what’s up or down. And when the media writes an informative or educational article that isn’t accusatory? It gets like 25 retweets and upvotes and no one cares. The guy who spent all that time researching is not rewarded while the click-baiting looney is rewarded for generating outrage.
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