It takes significantly more time and energy to disprove misinformation than it does to disseminate it. This plays to the advantage of the one spreading misinformation. This principle is known as
#BrandolinisLaw. More affectionately known as the #BullshitAsymmetryPrinciple. pic.twitter.com/A2L3cEFyFm
Bullshit aka “disinformation”, “trolling”, etc. is a time-wasting tactic designed to control the information battlefield by exhausting the truth-tellers.
"The amount of energy needed to refute bullshit is an order of magnitude larger than to produce it."
I fear that
@JackLebeau likely just provided more #empirical evidence of #BrandolinisLaw, but good on him! https://twitter.com/JackLebeau/status/933158924680908801 …
Just like 'cycle lanes cause congestion'. Plant a seed (weed) and watch it grow.
#BrandolinisLaw https://twitter.com/StreetWurrier/status/837204385667117056 …
You know it isn't the bestest day when you have to use the google machine to remember the polite term for this phenomenon.
#brandolinisLaw h/t @jayrosen_nyu #TILhttps://twitter.com/ziobrando/status/289635060758507521 …