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Is all politics disinformation?

Is all politics disinformation?

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.

What happened to Doctor Science? He’s kind of disappeared

What happened to Doctor Science? He’s kind of disappeared

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

TikTok blocks Russians from live streaming on TikTok

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 have abandoned all Russian social media content creators

I have abandoned all Russian social media content creators

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.

CNN really did stoop even lower

CNN really did stoop even lower

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.

Media notices public health’s messaging has been a mess

Media notices public health’s messaging has been a mess

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…

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