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Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism


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4 hours ago, SuperstarNeilC said:



From the video:


"The algorithm is the ultimate cult leader... The algorithm on social media will send us down rabbit holes encouraging us to believe only more and more extreme versions of what we already do, and that's why we see the formation of so many of these cultish groups online. You know, we think of cults as these groups that exist on remote compounds somewhere - everyone's dancing around in flower crowns - but they really form, to various degrees, on the Internet with language as the ultimate power tool."


Certainly something t think about because a lot of people spend a lot of time trawling social media for things that will confirm what they want to believe and algorithms will help to serve that purpose. 





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