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An odd social media meltdown, mental health collapse and the perils of trusting anything on social media

An odd social media meltdown, mental health collapse and the perils of trusting anything on social media

BethAnn McLaughlin invented @Sciencing_Bi, a Hopi anthropologist who died of COVID-19. Source: #MeTooSTEM founder admits to creating Twitter persona who “died” of COVID-19 | Ars Technica There have been a lot of activist accounts that convinced and persuaded many and became the source of media reports – because unverified social media is among the most reliable sources used by professional media outlets. In this case, the entire social media persona was 100% fake. Now that it is known who did…

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“Cult tactics – learn how they use mind control”

“Cult tactics – learn how they use mind control”

“Cult programming” refers to the methods used to brain wash targets into unquestioning conformity, to draw them into group membership. They often begin by putting you on a guilt trip – since you are guilty of something, may be wrong think, you can be saved by agreeing to us without question. Lay over that a dose of fear and you soon have compliance.

Agitprop

Agitprop

Agitprop is an technique invented by the Soviets, merging agitation and propaganda, often via art, to persuade others.

Social Panic has moved to a new server

Social Panic has moved to a new server

On December 18, 2019, my Internet web hosting provider announced they are shutting down in February 2020. I am now in process of relocating my 5 web sites to a new web host (and once this is done, a 6th site located elsewhere will also be relocated).

This post you are reading right now is on the new web host, however, the final appearance of this page and some other key items still need to be updated. These final fixes will occur over the next week or so.

Social media: A tweet that caused a brain seizure

Social media: A tweet that caused a brain seizure

An appalling sick individual sent a flashing GIF pattern to a person with epilepsy, causing an epileptic brain seizure with long term after effects. The true weaponization of social media. The perpetrator is expected to plead guilty to aggravated assault. Sadly, others have used this method to target even more victims. Absolutely disgusting, appalling and sick.

Journalism: How to turn Thanksgiving into an opportunity for political discussions

Journalism: How to turn Thanksgiving into an opportunity for political discussions

I never knew – according to journalists we are expected to argue about inequality and victimization at the Thanksgiving holiday. Journalists have even prepared a handy guide detailing how to support the journalists’ own agenda! Who knew (besides journalists) that we are supposed to turn Thanksgiving into an opportunity for propaganda messaging?

Updated: Apparently this entire genre is a coordinated pseudo-news event intended to be shared on social media and get around Facebook’s algorithms that try to limit some news article distribution. It’s based on the pseudo-news event approach of creating a fake “us versus them” narrative. It is, in fact, 21st century click-bait and nothing more.

Propaganda method: Recycle old stories that are years out of date-“The American Dream Is Killing Us”

Propaganda method: Recycle old stories that are years out of date-“The American Dream Is Killing Us”

Recycling an old opinion column by an author who focuses on persuading you that life is miserable, not fair and getting worse – is an interesting twist on propaganda. The date – its old -is not presented until a footnote at the very end of the very long column; the column was written during the recovery from The Great Recession, immediately after significant economic turmoil. This is the media’s usual focus on negativity by an author who makes his living on negativity.