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Month: August 2020

BGR is a fake news site? “Stock up on these 5 things while you can – experts say more grocery hoarding is coming – BGR”

BGR is a fake news site? “Stock up on these 5 things while you can – experts say more grocery hoarding is coming – BGR”

BGR cites an old news story from mid July, about grocery item shortages in June and July (now being overcome), and throws in a made up assertion that “experts say” a huge second wave of Covid-19 is coming and you should stock up on essential items. This report uses FEAR to get you to take action, and click on their links to buy stuff – for which BGR appears to receive an affiliate marketing payment.

Social media-based health “misinformation” said to be seen by “billions”

Social media-based health “misinformation” said to be seen by “billions”

Not surprisingly, a lot of misinformation – not just health information – is spread via social media. Social media is a frictionless platform the sharing and spread of propaganda messaging, much of which is not true. How to fix it? Doubt we can fix the “supply” side – we need to address the consumers – and get them to be skeptical of information received on social media.

Amazing story of an intense, large scale propaganda campaign waged in the U.S. over health care

Amazing story of an intense, large scale propaganda campaign waged in the U.S. over health care

A detailed expose, by a participant, in a massive, highly coordinated propaganda campaign that trashed Canada’s health care system during discussions about the ACA. Ultimately, the ACA’s first draft was written by the former legal counsel of a health insurance company – who had been hired by Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) to do just that. In other words, the ACA was, to a large extent, written by the health insurance industry itself. Source: Health insurance whistleblower: I lied to Americans…

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An odd social media meltdown, mental health collapse and the perils of trusting anything on social media

An odd social media meltdown, mental health collapse and the perils of trusting anything on social media

There have been a lot of social media activist accounts that convinced and persuaded many to adopt someone’s agenda. These accounts often became the source of media reports – because unverified social media is among the most reliable sources used by professional media outlets (hah hah). In this case, the entire social media persona was 100% fake, and the claims made were also fake. Yet this account persuaded many to support its “cause”.