Thank you again, Brooke Gladstone & Bob Garfield & Co.

Here’s why I love On the Media. One episode. Five interviews. All of them terrific.

Because it’s last and might be overlooked, I recommend When the Internet is Mostly Fake, along with the original New York Magazine article by Max Read, How Much of the Internet Is Fake? Turns Out, a Lot of It, Actually.

A new term for us to reckon with (new to me anyway): “the inversion.” Meaning the moment when bot traffic exceeds human traffic, and the systems for detecting fakery conclude that the bots are the humans and the humans are the bots. We are pretty much there, Max Read concludes.


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