Clicking “Like” on a social media post that contains controversial commentary may get you fired from your job. This has happened in the past and may happen to some police officers who liked a controversial post from a former police officer that participated in the insurrection and attack on the U.S. Capitol.
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.
And now they cheer the power of billionaires as Twitter permanently bans Trump, and Facebook indefinitely suspends Trump from both FB and IG. Interesting times … Would never defend Trump’s bizarre statements on Twitter – but from the perspective of Social Panic, it is worrisome when a handful of billionaires now control the public’s megaphone and speech. Related: Google today removed the Parler app from the Google Play Store. I understand Parler is a competitor to Twitter and has become…
Most online social media platforms have taken steps to remove Trump’s access, as well as insurrectionists and their supporters, from using social media platforms. The problem is that social media is THE DRIVER of the breakdown of society.
Every time someone not following the face mask meme contracts Covid-19, the media makes the lack of face masks the story. Yet when a large group of health care workers, with 100% face mask compliance is diagnosed with Covid-19, mention of face masks vanishes. According to the CDC, 90% of those diagnosed with Covid-19 were face mask wearers – suggesting the media’s focus on face masks or lack of one as the cause of contracting Covid-19 is propaganda messaging.
The ease of posting on social media results in people posting embarrassing, dumb things they will come to later regret.
The AP style guide says reporters should only refer to people in medicine with a Doctor title and others, with earned Doctorates should not be referred to as Doctor, although their degree may be mentioned later in the report. Often their qualifications are not mentioned. It is as if the AMA has trademarked the Doctor title or something.
It also creates situations where medical doctors pontificating on subjects outside their field, are called Doctor, while experts in those fields, with actual Doctorates in the subject are referred to by name only – and in some old school pubs like the WSJ, might even be referred to as Mr or Ms. This creates – to the reader – a distortion of relative expertise as the title Doctor becomes short hand for “expert”. Furthermore, in some countries, medical doctors may not have an earned doctorate either – but are referred to using the Doctor title. This has ramifications for propagandizing media reports.
Instagram introduced new Terms of Service, which caused many of us to re-read them, as well as the various linked policies. Facebook/Instagram log everything about you – including your SMS messages, your address book, information about nearby Wi-Fi access points, other devices on your network – and can integrate FB’s own collection with offline purchases at retail stores.
I had deleted the FB app long ago and last night I deleted the Instagram app. I do not believe it is safe to use any Facebook company application.
Social media content companies actively engage in censorship using a wide variety of approaches. Their censorship regimes are vastly larger and more powerful than most realize.
You don’t need to imagine – log in to Facebook and enter “vaccine” in the search box.