Early on I began collecting online comments about the Covid19 pandemic, recognizing that many would not age well. Here are a few of them. Overall, the public messaging around coronavirus has been inconsistent, contradictory, lacking in clarity, even wrong – and sometimes outright lies. This is part 1 of who knows how many parts to come. This is open ended.
Data – in charts – presents a different perspective on the Covid19 outbreak than we may be getting from media and social media. This data does not diminish the very real threat. But it illustrates how the data is presented to us – and sometimes using bright red expanding circles – may mislead our interpretations of the threat creating more fear than necessary.
This. Is. CNN.
The very inconsistent messaging around the use of N95 face masks to protect against viral transmission has been a disaster that has likely worsened the shortage of masks available to health care providers.
Sunday Times columnist says coronavirus is a good thing because it kills old people, and only older people are climate skeptics.
This is today’s journalism which finds age-based hate speech is fine. He is oblivious that coronavirus does not kill based on beliefs – it also kills old people who care about climate change, old politicians that want to do something, and older climate scientists.
The daily count of the number of those with Covid-19 is a meaningless number. As long as hardly anyone is tested, when doctors are not permitted to request tests based on signs and symptoms of their patient, the daily count number is so incorrect as to be meaningless disinformation.
Rather than hire actual diverse workforces, or recruit actual diverse student bodies, businesses and universities are using AI generated fake images of people in order to show their diversity. Seriously.
CNN and many media outlets falsely reported on a confrontation that occurred in Washington DC in January 2019. The media had the story backwards, reversed from what actually occurred, with many media outlets falsely accusing students of racism. Today, CNN has settled the lawsuit filed against them. Several related lawsuits remain pending.
This poster is a persuasive bit of propaganda. Most of it is not true. The parts that are true are that the Corn belt is a very productive region, and about 80 million acres (close to 100 million in the poster?) are growing corn. This item had been shared into my Facebook news feed.
Lengthy descriptions, flowery wording, made up names of farms of origin, the type font used, the order that items appear, the weight of the menu paper, the binding, the colors, the photographs – every aspect of a restaurant menu is working to manipulate your decision.