The Engadget Podcast Ep 30: I Can Change

After surviving The Great AWS Outage of 2017, managing editor Dana Wollman and senior editor Devindra Hardawar rejoin host Terrence O'Brien to debate some of the biggest tech stories of the week. First they'll pit YouTube's live TV offering against i…

Our altered relationship with reality

How the systematic use of obfuscation in politics has made us doubt evidence and deny truth.

The information age has brought with it a level of access to data that was previously unheard of. News, opinions, ideas, interactions and experiences all swirl together in a  vast sea of interconnected devices around the globe. This new capability has naturally brought with it new problems.

With so much information at hand, and with being able to share and disseminate information made easier and easier, objectivity and critical thinking have become crucial tools. Without these, the information loses its value. Stories full of fabrications and half-truths gain equal footing to those rooted in fact.