Up until recently, the average politician, the average citizen, didn’t have to be an information analyst, didn’t have to have critical information processing skills, because the information system for the most part did that on the front end. The consumer very rarely received raw information about the world outside of their own immediate sphere of observation.
Almost everything you knew about the greater world was filtered through information processing systems by experts.
That is no longer true in any fashion.
And yet, we operate as if it still is.
Jim Wright on information warfare.