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Tech has an innate problem with bullshitters. But we don’t need to let them win

BKC Faculty Associate Ethan Zuckerman writes about technoculture's unique susceptibility to a mixture of falsehood and persuasive bluffing he refers to as "bullshit."

"If we are in the age of the bullshitter, how do we evaluate the potential of new technologies? In 2023, I am less interested in technologists who position themselves as 'disrupting' fields through the power of new ideas, and more interested in communities who have been engaged with an issue over a long time. The surest cure for bullshit is exposing it to the scrutiny of people who truly, deeply understand a problem through years of lived experience."

Read more in Prospect.

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