Reading today’s headlines doesn’t make us informed. They are designed to entertain us. To convince us to click on the button. The articles are mainly engineered with the understanding that people don’t actually read the article. They scroll it then move on.
We have to recognize that this isn’t research. This isn’t even staying informed. It is a way for each of us to reinforce our worldviews rather than change them.
I can’t become a doctor by reading headlines. How are we supposed to understand the geopolitical landscapes or how climate change works or politics by reading today’s news?