Ars Technica: Information overload study we covered has been retracted. “In 2017, we covered a study that suggested information overload may be responsible for the viral spread of faulty information. The study was based on a mix of modeling of artificial ‘agents’ that forwarded information to their peers, and real-world data obtained from Twitter. In attempting to follow up on their own work, the researchers who produced it discovered two problems: a software bug in their analysis pipeline, and a graph that was produced using invalid data.”
From Pew (PEW PEW PEW PEW!): The ‘gadget poor’ feel the stresses of information more than the ‘gadget rich’. “Those who have more pathways to access digital information express fewer concerns about information overload.” The funny thing is if you accept the FCC definition of broadband, I only have one of the three paths as defined by the survey.