Take it from the president of the United States: Human beings are creatures of comfort. We’re not particularly inclined to seek out contradictory information and would rather believe things that reinforce our worldview.
Sometimes we post those things at 6 a.m. to make a point to our foes, even if our claims are fact-free.
Most of the time, we pay a price for that willful ignorance, but researchers are on the brink of learning just how destructive those impulses can be when combined with the scale and power of Facebook. …
Via: Mashable: Media