Exactly! And my email inbox is already so full that I only subscribe to e-newsletters from organizations I want to hear from. Probably most people here have already seen the debate about whether Facebook affected the election, including concerns expressed by their own employees.
Abizeleth, glad you are teaching students about confirmation bias in science too! It's one of my longtime interests, having dabbled in journalism, but current events have brought it to the fore.
One recent example is a very old friend of mine - a really smart guy - who is 100% certain that Hillary killed several people. Because I respect him, I wanted to dig and try to find out more about the sources that convinced him of that. That took me into places I'd normally never see, given how much the Internet loves confirmation bias. Useful.
Closer to home, a current question is whether there has been an increase in hate incidents in Ontario since the election, with disagreement among different sources. Maybe we're only hearing about the Ottawa rabbi with the swastika sprayed on her front door because hatred is an important news story right now. Maybe the white nationalist group recruiting on lamp posts in Toronto was planning to do that this week anyway. The man shouting racist things on the Toronto streetcar did say "Go Trump!" according to witnesses but Trump obviously didn't turn him into a racist. So far, the answer is inconclusive but there is a sense of greater boldness. Also, a Conservative leadership candidate (the leading fundraiser in the race as of Nov. 1) believes Trump's campaign had "an exciting message and one that we need delivered in Canada, as well."