What Happens If People Are Afraid To Share What They Know?

“There’s too much downside in sharing any opinion that could easily be misinterpreted online. Even facts are dangerous to share if they don’t align with what people want to believe. There’s a lot of concern about ‘fake news’ lately. That is a real problem, but there’s also the opposite problem: true things that aren’t being said.”

What happens if people refuse to share their wisdom out of fear it will be misinterpreted?

Jessica Livingston explores this idea in a post that explains why she can’t tell you one of the more interesting insights she heard about Silicon Valley.

It’s a good reminder that when people stay silent out of fear, we all pay a price.