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…
A national TV news producer says all news is basically driven by ratings – not importance or value to the viewer. Most news is intentionally devoid of context and facts.
Twitter was hacked and taken over by a 17 year old.
Twitter’s hack into its administrative tools reveals the potential power of social media to destroy life on earth. Imagine if they hacked Trump’s account and posted things even more insane than Trump would post.
This claim comes out every year, from the same activist lobbying organization. They use misleading language and obfuscated definitions to imply a conclusion that is not true – a conclusion that the media laps up like good little puppies and uses to make false conclusions. This blog has covered this item twice previously. Nothing has changed.
There may be good reasons not to publish mugshots of suspects under arrest by the police. But among the reasons, offered, is that the reader may look these up at online jail web portals. In other words, the newspaper is outsourcing journalism to the reader. Which means one less reason to subscribe to a paper.
Starbucks joins many other large companies in suspending the placement of ads on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter due to hate speech concerns.
United Airlines blames climate change for lousy on time performance in 2019. Which is a total bull shit argument as United was #1 in 2018 and some how, climate only impacted United in 2019, unlike high scorers Delta and Alaska Airlines. PR staff spin nonsense to deflect blame from poor management.
Behind the scenes, seemingly benign Android apps are scooping up huge amounts of private data about your life and sharing with third parties. We need to assume, apparently, that 100% of Android apps are spyware. This is why Android apps are “free” – when its free, you are the product.
Facebook has the ability to track everything you do on line and off line, including links to store “loyalty card” purchases, online purchases from third part web sites, even when you look up information on medication conditions.