Now, people can believe what they want about technology, misguided as their views might be. But in one group, it is unforgivable: the news media. It’s tough to find any large news organizations that don’t turn technology into the star villain of every story in which it is even tangentially related—and they aren’t afraid to misrepresent the facts to do so. This highlights several broad cultural problems that plague modern journalism: lazy reporting, pandering to viewers instead of educating them, and an internal techno-panic attitude among journalists and publishers who are failing to adapt to a changing marketplace.

Techno-Panic Reporting: The Media Deserves No Mercy