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“US Media coverage of covid 19 is WAY MORE negative than international media coverage……”

“US Media coverage of covid 19 is WAY MORE negative than international media coverage……”

Study finds U.S. mass media coverage of Covid-19 is excessively negative (and scary) in tone compared to international media, science media, etc. This twisting everything into scary news is intentional – inducing fear creates more clicks and generates more ad views and return visits to keep appraised of what is happening. The fear mongering is intentional.

Who shares fake news on Facebook?

Who shares fake news on Facebook?

A relatively small number of people account for sharing of most fake news stories on social media. Much of it originates from people or groups with an agenda – and is propaganda intended to sow societal dysfunction.

Why Is All COVID-19 News Bad News? | NBER

Why Is All COVID-19 News Bad News? | NBER

Study confirms that U.S. news media turns all news, even positive news, into negative spin stories. In this case, a study looked a news reporting of Covid-19 and found that about 90% of U.S. news reports are negative in tone to the point that there were 5.5 times more stories about rising Covid cases – during periods when cases were actually in decline!

When is something a “Crisis”?

When is something a “Crisis”?

When is something a “crisis” and when is it not? “Crisis” is an intentional word used to evoke emotions – or to call for action. One can choose to use the word “crisis” to suggest something awful (even if not really) or can deliberately choose not to use the world “crisis” to minimize the optics of the situation.

Teen Vogue and social media cancel culture

Teen Vogue and social media cancel culture

Teen Vogue hired a new editor, who is Black, but is then fired after another staffer, who is part Asian, outed the editor for inappropriate social media remarks about Asians made when the editor was a teen. Then it turns out – of course – the staffer with Asian ancestry has made past inappropriate comments on social media about Blacks. Social media and acting dumbly as a young person combine to kill off a lot of careers now days.

How lazy reporting can influence your thinking

How lazy reporting can influence your thinking

Laziness leads to Reuters showing a thumbnail graphic that is badly out of date, and which may mislead readers into thinking the Covid situation is much worse than it is now. This is not nefarious or intentional propaganda – it is most likely just laziness.