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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.

Munchausen by Internet

Munchausen by Internet

This is an Internet/social media phenomena that never occurred to me: “Munchausen by Internet occurs when medically well individuals fake recognized illnesses in virtual environments, such as online support groups.”

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.

The problems with AI based censorship

The problems with AI based censorship

Youtube censored a video about playing chess – because the content referred to “white” and “black” chess pieces, and used phrasing such as “attacked” and “defenses”. Their censorship is based on AI- models which sometimes are closer to artificial stupidity.

Government censorship via proxy

Government censorship via proxy

If the government prohibited us from engaging in speech someone in power did not like, this would be called censorship and a violation of the First Amendment. What is it called when the government puts pressure on BigTech companies to censor speech? It’s called government censorship via proxy. And the BigTech companies seem very happy to comply with government censorship campaigns – to curry political favors as government threatens them with regulation.