Birds aren’t real.

In a certain area of the internet, which shall not be revealed here, there is a group of people who believes that all birds aren’t real. Not that they have never existed, but that since decades ago, the government has been killing and replacing birds with devices meant to spy on people.

I don’t THINK this is a mainstream belief, but I haven’t actually asked many people if they actually believe such a thing. The point here is two-fold:

  1. We live in a time of the largest amount of information being available ever.
  2. Not all information is correct.

Taking great care on what to accept and what to reject is more critical now than it has ever been at any point in history.

I stumbled upon this part of the internet accidentally while researching something else entirely. It appears that it started as an experiment to prove that on that internet nothing can be made satirical enough to not have people start to believe as fact. They were correct.

This is another reminder, how we communicate our ideas and our intent in an era of mass communication is crucial.