Really? Nina Jankowicz says that “verified” Twitter users should be able to edit other users’ tweets if they believe they are misleading. Source: Nina Jankowicz says verified Twitter users should ‘edit’ tweets
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.
Russian officials denounce the West while simultaneously sending their kids to universities and jet set lifestyles in Europe and the U.S. They pretend to believe their own propaganda that the West is evil.
Dr. Fauci has barely appeared in the media for the past 4 weeks, and possibly not at all in the past 2-3 weeks. After 15 days to flatten the curve turned into 2+ years, he may have exceeded his “Best if used by” date as many politicians want to bury the pandemic fast as they can (it is a Congressional election year).
TikTok blocks Russians from live streaming on TikTok due to Russia passing a law that criminalizes “fake news” – which is determined by the Russian government as pretty much anything that they disagree with or which makes Russia look bad, even if true.
I feel as if I may have been duped and fell for Russia’s social media propaganda campaign that waged its propaganda campaign using ordinary Russians producing innocent content on social media. I have abandoned most Russians on social media for now, and hopefully in the future I can again resume watching their content – once this war is resolved. Everyone is suffering.
Rolling Stone reports that former CNN president Zucker and his girlfriend, an EVP at CNN, were actively advising former NY Gov Andrew Cuomo on how to respond in public to Trump’s criticisms, and actively running a media propaganda campaign. Zucker’s resignation was attributed to a romantic conflict of interest that apparently everyone knew about for years – and is not the reason he’s gone. The reason he’s gone is CNN, it turned out, really was running a fake news operation. But for obvious reasons, they could not come right and say that.
NPR caught with its pants down. Again.
Public health communications is described as inconsistent, contradictory, confusing and incoherent. Since assuming her role, Walensky has worked to improve her internal communications and sought to cultivate a better messaging approach, according to officials. Yet there remains dissatisfaction among both administration aides and outside public health experts in some of the ways the CDC has communicated its decisions as the pandemic enters what officials view as a new phase. Source: CDC director turns to media consultant as Covid-19 messaging frustrations…
“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary.”