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Fake news: “COVID-19, shootings: Is mass death now tolerated in America?”

Fake news: “COVID-19, shootings: Is mass death now tolerated in America?”

Reporter asserts all Covid deaths in the U.S. were preventable. My pointing out that Covid was not controlled anywhere in the world (having accurate data collection and reporting), and my pointing out that 27 other countries had worse outcomes than the U.S. is “denying that the deaths were preventable”. Therefore, you are cautioned that my inconvenient questions and observations are official disinformation, as determined by the Associated Press. Also, remember Betteridge’s Law – any headline that ends in a question mark means the story is bull shit.

Why are rants on social media now news stories?

Why are rants on social media now news stories?

“Journalists” now pretend they commit journalism by creating a story out of anonymous person’s online rants. Every day we can see fake news stories like this. At best, this is blogging – if even that. It certainly is not journalism.

“Black box found”

“Black box found”

The “boxes” are called Flight Data Recorders and they are bright orange, not black. But leave it to the media to create an imaginary term out of thin air to describe the data recorders: One of the two black boxes containing data from Monday’s plane crash has been found, Chinese state media said Wednesday. Source: China Eastern Airlines Boeing crash: Black box found Do you wonder how much other stuff the media just makes up on the spot?

“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.