Information helps us make sense of the world, informing the things we believe, the decisions we make and the causes we support. But information is under attack.
The Good Information content series explores how our information systems are being broken down by the four interconnected forces of noise, complexity, misinformation and polarisation.
Information helps us make sense of the world, but there are profound flaws in the way it’s disseminated and accessed that make many of the world’s most complex problems worse.
Humanity thinks it’s rational. It isn’t. And that’s a huge blind spot where information is concerned.
Move over political misinformation, health misinformation is the new kid in town that’s shaking society to its core.
It doesn’t look like it. The same centuries-old power structures are still very much in place.
From Trumpism, to Brexit, to Putin’s war in Ukraine, world leaders are always evoking a fictional golden age. It’s time to start looking forward instead of back.