Propagandists share a poster on social media allegedly comparing the growth in worker compensation to the overall productivity of the U.S. The implication of the poster is that wages have stayed flat for almost 50 years while overall economic productivity has soared. That means workers are being shafted. Except for one detail – the chart compares a subset of labor compensation to total economic output – when all labor is included, both grow at the same rate. Typical of propaganda, it presents data – so it must be true – and highlights the comparison in a simple chart. Very persuasive. Propagandists know that most viewers will not engage their critical thinking skills – and hence, they allow themselves to be intentionally misled.
“Fact checkers” are seldom as good as they think they are. PolitiFact has reversed a prominent “Fact Check” from last year.
Facebook and Twitter are idea and knowledge suppression services. You are permitted to discuss only what billionaires allow you to discuss.
Facebook still tracks your location using lat/long attached to photos, when uploaded using the FB iOS app -even when you’ve told FB not to track your location.
BBC journalist Tala Halawa posted tweets in the past saying very uncivil things about Israel and the conflict in Gaza (this years before the current military actions). Old tweets tend to come back and haunt many people.