Wanne be social media star forces a Canadian airliner to retrace 1,000 miles of flight and return to Canada with 243 passengers on board. His goal was to film a video on board as he falsely claimed he had coronavirus with the goal of creating a social media viral video. He’s now under arrest in Canada and may eventually be sentenced to prison. His actions demonstrate how social media turns people into self absorbed, narcissistic idiots.
I have largely ended my use of Twitter, as of this week. Also this week, I was doxxed on Facebook, for no apparent reason, after commenting in a private group about some privacy issues in a proposed government regulation. Social media is dangerous for our mental health and our security.
Canada proposes mandatory licensing of all who disseminate “news”, not just through broadcasting but also on the Internet, plus regulating “foreign” streaming services.
Now, online marketeers are “tying people’s online browsing activity to their home address” – and using that to send you useless postal junk mail. Nothing is private and everything about your life may be exploited to sell you things you probably do not need.
After firing employees for doing good deeds, the CEO of US Bank asserts “this is not who we are”. This is known as the “begging the question” fallacy, which is to assert that something is true, in spite of actual events, and assert everyone agrees with this. This method is extremely common in corporate and government propaganda efforts.