Facebook acknowledges that it is a friction-less platform for the spread of propaganda. The popular chat platform will follow in sister company WhatsApp’s footsteps by limiting users to only five forwards at a time, Facebook said in a blog post, which it hopes will keep people from spreading potential misinformation to many friends at once. “Limiting forwarding is an effective way to slow the spread of viral misinformation and harmful content that has the potential to cause real world harm,”…
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’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.
Youtube joins Twitter in censoring any speech that is seen as a “denial of expert guidance”. This includes censoring fully qualified individuals with PhDs and MD degrees, if they do not adhere precisely to CDC and WHO recommendations regarding any aspect of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Someone else asks the awkward question about Twitter’s Ministry of Truth that deletes tweets not adhering to the “expert” line: But what to do when the experts, like WHO, were in fact, wrong? Current policy is to prohibit those who question WHO. Now Twitter will label tweets as well as shadow ban anything that conflicts with the Ministry of Truth.
Why I left Nextdoor.com, largely left Twitter, have left several Facebook groups and even marked most of my own blog posts about Covid-19 as private – what happened?
A link to Twitter’s official policy on how it censors tweets concerning Covid-19. Hilarously, it also censors many tweets previously issued by public health officials and politicians – with examples of those tweets included in this post. Too funny.
I have deleted nearly all of my prior posts on observations, questions, comments or hopeful news items regarding Covid-19 after concluding that in the present environment, even to ask a question is to commit a thought crime. I had posted my comments on one of my other blogs.
See how a WSJ report skews your views of the subject of a news article by diminishing the impressive background of the primary individual in the story. This is a common technique to spin a news story. Ultimately, rather than blame some for asking odd questions, we should ask why were they confused in the first place? The answer comes down to poor public messaging surrounding public health – from the public health practitioners themselves.
Canada proposes mandatory licensing of all who disseminate “news”, not just through broadcasting but also on the Internet, plus regulating “foreign” streaming services.