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.
The media morons did it again, falsely claiming that Trump’s Doctor of Osteopathic medicine is not a real doctor. A DO is very much a “real doctor”.
Starts with the right idea but then focuses on extremist posts on FB rather than that FB is the largest frictionless propaganda platform in world history. Hint: its not just extremists or just right wing propagandists. The sole purpose of the platform is propaganda. New comments from a former Facebook employee has once again raised questions about its approach, and the consequences of such on society. Source: Is Facebook Bad for Society? New Insights on the Company’s Approach Raise Important…
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Narcissistic people are more active in politics and they like to “broadcast their politics”. Can you spot such people on social media?
Some universities are requiring students to agree to mandated installation of unspecified tracing apps on their smart phones (which assumes they have a compatible smart phone and will have it turned on at all times). What could go wrong?
The media has undertaken a national propaganda campaign on face masks: They only report when a person opposed to face masks tests positive. They NEVER report that most people testing positive were probably wearing face masks much of the time. This intentionally biases your perspective on the effectiveness of face masks.
The media may do this because they know that keeping readers and viewers emotionally inflamed is good for click bait and ad revenue.
Journalism is embarrassing.
Once upon a time, media was about sharing items.
At some point, it was possible to have discussions about points of disagreement. To engage in two-way interaction – to exchange information and learning.
Now, social media seems mostly about strongly worded assertions followed by shouting. Dissent is forbidden – and will get you canceled.
If you do not 100% agree with my assertions then you are a Nazi and must be canceled!
That in a nutshell, is today’s social media.
The media is manipulating your thinking on covid-19 and relative risks by headlining daily body counts and new cases counts. In my state, the odds of being hurt in a car crash – today – are very similar to the odds of being diagnosed with Covid-19. The odds of being hospitalized due to a car crash are many times greater than being hospitalized for Covid-19. But which one do you fear and have daily panic attacks over? Probably not the car crashes. We are being manipulated by media and public health officials who are frequently acting like quacks.
What ever happened to AOC? From her election in 2018 throughout 2019, she received massive media attention – even across the country here in the Pacific Northwest. But now in 2020, she has largely vanished from the area news cycle? Why is that? My guess is she was used as a propaganda tool, especially to engage with younger voters. Like all politicians she said some silly (dumb) things, especially on Twitter, and by 2020, an election year, perhaps she was viewed as more of a liability than asset and no longer the optimal propaganda messenger. Do you have an alternative explanation as to why she has mostly disappeared?