Do people actually want to critically consume information?

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“She was complaining to her friend that the like-count on the first photo of the baby wasn’t high enough.” Despite the countless articles teaching us how to think critically, there doesn’t seem to be that many media literate people around. Ted Bauer suggests it’s likely because people are unable and unwilling to learn because there’s no dopamine rush that comes with being critical; people will act in ways that net them the most reactions, which critical thinking rarely provides.
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