Please sit down with a nice cup of coffee to digest this longform piece about the media consumption patterns that affect you daily. Misinformation is spreading among people like you, who may not have a baseline understanding about the very wonky technical and policy mechanics in place. This is my attempt to synthesize it, and to equip you to make your own decisions about how you process information and perceive truth. The links I provide at the bottom are readings I hand-picked if I were to teach a graduate seminar on disinformation and tech ethics, say. So if you do actually read them all, you will be significantly better informed about what’s going on, and be able to draw your own conclusions.