Twitter is secretly announcing it has become a satire site, a parody of Twitter itself 🙂
Great example of how the news media always focuses on the negative – gloom and doom works for click-bait and selling eyeballs to advertisers. From the headline you would never know that daily new cases have been trending downwards for a couple of weeks.
Selective coverage is common in the media and is used to spin stories. The media leaves out critical context and details that detract from their pre-determined narrative.
A photo from a flea market, taken months ago, is repurposed by social media propagandists as a purported “hate group” at a Trump rally. Repurposing old photos from unrelated events is a staple of online social media propaganda.
I did some scanning of social media for “test positive” and found numerous cases of people testing positive for stupidity.
Quite a few were sharing a meme that a doctor or group of nurses had sent in a batch of unused Covid-19 tests to a lab and all came back as having tested positive. Obviously, that is a social media meme – there is never any provenance to the story, no details to check it out. Clearly, a fake meme suited for social mania sharing.
Bias in media reporting: “But it’s far from obvious to Supreme Court justices, all of whom are lawyers over the age of 50.”
Age has no relevance in the argument except in the mind of the reporter who somehow thinks age is relevant to one’s tech understanding. Click in to read about my age and qualifications in tech.
On April 29th, The Atlantic published an article by writer Amanda Mull, titled: “Georgia’s Experiment in Human Sacrifice: The state is about to find out how many people need to lose their lives to shore up the economy.” What happened: Deaths fell. By a lot.
The CDC emits a continuous stream of inconsistent, often contradictory and generally incoherent messages – after failing to do its job back in January-March – and then blames the public for not understanding their message. The CDC Director is an idiot.
I have largely ended my use of Twitter, as of this week. Also this week, I was doxxed on Facebook, for no apparent reason, after commenting in a private group about some privacy issues in a proposed government regulation. Social media is dangerous for our mental health and our security.
The FAA and other officials, using high tech gear, are unable to locate any drones among the media reports of unknown drones cruising over the skies of Colorado, then Nebraska, and now California and North Carolina. This post includes a listing of numerous well publicized drone sightings, alleged near misses and collisions that turned out to have never occurred. But such wide spread publicity led to mass hysteria, which is itself a technique of propaganda messaging.
State of Colorado says no evidence of criminal activity, finds evidence of people confusing stars, planets and toys as a drone fleet in the sky.