Many will cite The AI as “The Authority”. The AI will be programmed by those in charge to promote that which those in charge wish to promote. Source: New Frontiers in Censorship and Propaganda – Chicago Boyz
Another social media poster, this one about Tesla, makes the rounds and most of it is misleading or wrong.
In 1977, the US decided to classify people by race. We decided the world was made up of 4 “races” and 1 “ethnicity”. An indigenous heritage person in North America is “Native American”, but an indigenous person in South America is …. Hispanic. People in Korea, Japan, Singapore, Pakistan, India and more are “Asian” “race”, which makes no sense. And many people are of mixed racial heritage (including my family) – but oddly, even if only a tiny part of the heritage is an ethnic group, it is legal to declare yourself part of that group. As the interviewed professor notes, it is now possible for a majority of the U.S. population to qualify as a “minority owned business”. That’s funny when a majority can qualify as a minority 🙂 It is a big mess that was news to me as I had not thought about these issues before.
The AI – e.g. ChatGPT – may become the “appeal to authority” argument source within another year or so. Disagree with someone or something? Just quote them what The AI says – that will be seen as the authority. And those who control The AI will control the world.
The Guardian goes off the deep end. Again. It begins with the idea that maybe instead of focusing on fear, doom and gloom hysteria for marketing “ClimateCrisis”, perhaps focusing on solutions would be a better approach (actual research supports that). But that idea is lost by the next paragraph and their columnist launches into a word salad of nonsense. Sorry, I didn’t think The Guardian propaganda rag could stoop lower but they just did.
How to recognize when you are being manipulated – as illustrated with this week’s “scare du jour”, where something almost everyone has never heard of, is instantly the talk of the land, complete with a government rulemaking already in progress. And all those talking in favor have synchronized talking points. Hmmmm….
Social media bots now control and censor the media to ensure that everything is going to be proper and nice (except it doesn’t achieve that). The effect, as this publisher notes, is that social media bots are now the most powerful media barons in history.
If only the U.S. had been more like China, we would have ended Covid within two weeks. Oh wait, the U.S. did this too: China suspends social media accounts of Covid policy critics
The media loves the term “bomb cyclone”, a technical term from meteorology that sounds super scary. Most of the public has no idea what it means, and even with the official definition, it still is mostly meaningless to the public. But it sounds scary. And that’s the main point.
If your posts on social media do not agree with the government’s authoritarian views, your social media will be censored. That’s the implication of what we are learning about Twitter’s widespread censorship program run in full cooperation with the U.S. government and other governments.