Maybe that 'expert' advise was from someone with something to sell.
I'm not running a dictionary here - but the fact that there is a new word that describes the way that our opinions are corruptly being manipulated is striking.
We all know that TV advertising is a clamorous technique blatantly and openly persuading you to spend your money & to believe that product A is better for you. - This is why many of us are giving-up watching television.
- But what about if we are being persuaded to believe other stuff that is even more damaging to our lives?
Hidden inside the phrase Post-Truth Politics is an unfamiliar but very meaningful word - so here goes:
" Agnotology is the study of culturally induced ignorance or doubt, particularly the publication of inaccurate or misleading scientific data.
There are many causes of culturally induced ignorance. These include the influence of the media, either through neglect or as a result of deliberate misrepresentation and manipulation.
- Corporations and governmental agencies can contribute to agnotology through secrecy and suppression of information ..."
Well - you might not care about this at all - in which case - Good Luck & have a nice life .. See Ya.