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Finding truth in the shadows of social media

2 July 2023

4:00 AM

2 July 2023

4:00 AM

As more time is being spent scrolling through social media than reading books, our ability to identify fiction and differentiate it from reality is waning.

It appears the only truth about social media is that it is not reflective of the whole truth.

As society sadly becomes accustomed to believing everything placed before it, we become forgetful about the nature of something which cannot be true, but is rather a mere reflection of reality on a cave wall – as Plato once said in Book X of his Republic.

The prevailing and pertinent questions are whether we are becoming more easily influenced or...

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