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.
Media says we must not refer to the initial variant of Covid as the “Chinese” variant, but almost immediately refers to the “UK variant”, the “Brazilian variant”, the “South African variant”, and now the “India variant”. The lack of consistency in their cultural of outrage is remarkable.
An MD, PhD (epidemiology) finds her factual Facebook post mis-classified by Facebook’s auto-filters/auto-censors and thereby censored from view. She had linked to the original source of the information. Therefore, the message from FB is – do not cite your sources!
Another career is ended due to people learning about a reporter’s actual beliefs via the reporter’s own past tweets and social media posts.
A poster shared on social media falsely asserts that hundreds of electric vehicles are rotting away in Paris, leaking toxic materials into the ground. The story is provably false.
Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube have censored links to peer reviewed papers published in mainstream science journals; Youtube deleted a video of an official government public hearing featuring government officials and respected scientists. Because a handful of billionaires now control all online speech.