The Internet and Confirmation Bias

The problem with looking for information on the Internet is that you can find exactly the answer you’re looking for. There is no shortage of opinions and whether you want an article telling you that your idea is the next best thing or something to avoid completely, the Internet will provide. It’s like a wonderful/nightmarish tool invented to perpetuate confirmation bias on a scale never before seen.

What’s worse is if you’re not looking for a particular answer at all because you won’t get one. You’ll just come away more confused than you were before you googled that question, lost in a sea of opinions with little way of knowing what to believe and what not to.