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Using social media to destroy your career

Using social media to destroy your career

A medical professional posted on Twitter that she can and will withhold care from patients based on her perception of the patient’s sex, race and political beliefs. By Monday, her hospital bio page displayed “Page not found”. Far too many engage in inappropriate emotional outbursts on social media that have led to severe consequences, including being fired from a job.

Misleading bull shit headline: “9 in 10 Floridians at ‘high’ risk of COVID as hospitalizations rise”

Misleading bull shit headline: “9 in 10 Floridians at ‘high’ risk of COVID as hospitalizations rise”

This news report is inconsistent, contradictory and incoherent. It claims 9 in 10 Florida resident are at “high” risk for Covid – in a state where up 80% are estimated to have had Covid, and hence, acquired immunity, and 70% have been fully vaccinated. This is news report is complete nonsense. And they wonder why people don’t believe anyone anymore?

Is all politics disinformation?

Is all politics disinformation?

The White House issues a bizarre official tweet saying that when Biden took office, January 20, 2021, “no vaccine was available”. This is bizarre on multiple levels. Unfortunately, it leads many of us to conclude that all political speech is disinformation, all the time.

It’s time for the annual Happiest Country in the World Scam Report

It’s time for the annual Happiest Country in the World Scam Report

It’s time for the annual “Happiest Country in the World” selection, which as always, is a Scandanavian country, since they use metrics that intentionally result in Scandanavian countries ranking high. The metrics, oddly enough, have nothing to do with anyone’s happiness! And every year, the media morons publish this ranking as if it is a meanginful news report. It’s not, the rankings are bogus. Read why.

“Fact check” Telegram channel is itself fake, used to spread “misinformation”

“Fact check” Telegram channel is itself fake, used to spread “misinformation”

A Russian Telegram channel purporting to “fact check” reports about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is itself a fake operation used to spread misleading propaganda messaging. Unfortunately, many “fact check” operations, including from professional Western media, are propaganda messaging in a new form. Read this for some background on that.

RT America shuts down

RT America shuts down

RT America is shutting down. RT was a Russian government funded television propaganda operation. I feel uncomfortable that I had occasionally watched their programming years ago. I have also unfollowed all Russia-based social media content creators – how can I know they were not part of an elaborate propaganda campaign to encourage us to view the violent Putin regime in a positive light?