Insider Impersonating

It is crazy to think how information can easily spread so fast online without anyone performing any fact-checking. It’s how many “industry insiders” can pose as experts without any track record. If they nail a couple of rumors, it gets reported and that begins a flywheel of self-fulfilling credibility. Take Jon Cartwright, a video game YouTuber, who decided to see how easy it is to become an insider. Spoiler: it’s super easy. Last week Nintendo aired one of their “Directs”, which are pre-recorded presentations that announce upcoming video games and projects. Plenty of people will try to guess what’s coming.…