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Newsweek’s fictional news report about the Montana earthquake

Natural Disaster: 5.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Montana, Raising Supervolcano Concerns By Ryan Bort On 7/6/17 at 11:03 AM Yellowstone National Park, which covers parts of Wyoming, Idaho and Montana, lies on top of a supervolcano that could effectively wipe out the United States if it were to explode. The last time it did, 640,000 years ago, it expelled 240 cubic miles (think about that) of rocky debris into the sky. Early Thursday morning, residents of southern Montana feared the worst…

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The media’s “missing white women syndrome” problem

Academic research confirms the media’s obsession with “missing white women” (specifically, young, blonde, blue eyed women). When someone goes missing, coverage is extreme for missing young white women, drops significantly for missing women of color, and is almost non-existent for men, with coverage of missing white men receiving the least amount of press.

Bizarre, politicized headlines about Ivermectin

The news media has gone in to overdrive to refer to Ivermectin as a veterinary drug for horses and cattle, not people. In fact, like many drugs, it is approved for use in both humans and animals for certain conditions. In fact, the inventor of Ivermectin received the 2015 Nobel Prize in medicine for this drugs use in fighting tropical diseases.

But here we are: numerous media outlets say people are taking a “horse de-wormer” or a drug for livestock animals and denying that the drug is approved for use in humans, for certain conditions (but not as a viral treatment). The media has gone full scale propaganda mode on this.

Note – Ivermectin has not been approved for use in treat Covid-19. Veterinary ivermectin is provided in doses appropriate to animals, not humans, and using it on humans can cause serious illness, including hospitalization. A far better and lower risk way to address Covid-19 in humans is to get vaccinated. You should get vaccinated if you can do so. This post is not about whether Ivermectin works or does not work, but is about the media coverage that lies through omission of facts.

Teen Vogue and social media cancel culture

Teen Vogue hired a new editor, who is Black, but is then fired after another staffer, who is part Asian, outed the editor for inappropriate social media remarks about Asians made when the editor was a teen. Then it turns out – of course – the staffer with Asian ancestry has made past inappropriate comments on social media about Blacks. Social media and acting dumbly as a young person combine to kill off a lot of careers now days.

Social media: A tweet that caused a brain seizure

An appalling sick individual sent a flashing GIF pattern to a person with epilepsy, causing an epileptic brain seizure with long term after effects. The true weaponization of social media. The perpetrator is expected to plead guilty to aggravated assault. Sadly, others have used this method to target even more victims. Absolutely disgusting, appalling and sick.