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Discussion in 'West Mall' started by Joe Fan, Jul 25, 2016.

  1. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

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  2. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    New article from American Greatness

    Establishment Disinformation Is Killing Western Democracy
    Establishment disinformation and censorship are causing more offline harm than any other force.


    " .... Establishment disinformation becomes tyrannical when false establishment narratives are combined with the active suppression of authentic dissenting discourse, which has been made highly efficient by the consolidation of discourse on social media platforms. Instead of state persecution and social credit scores, citizens of Western democracies face deplatforming, job losses, and character assassination by power-crazed, petty hall-monitor journalists and Soros-funded NGO researchers. Today’s Hester Prynne is the person who says all lives matter or gender is real. Woke narratives are our Xi Jinping Thought.

    There are constructive ways we could address establishment disinformation, but you are unlikely to hear the disinformation community talk about it as an issue. That’s because much of the disinformation community consists of partisans who operate as arms of the DNC and left-wing foundations. While the Right has stupidly ignored these issues, the Left has weaponized “countering disinformation” as a DNC strategy backed by millions of dollars. The term has become so abused that a friend now jokes that “disinfo researcher” in someone’s Twitter bio is code for “DNC hack.” As you can imagine, the partisan weaponization of disinformation has done untold damage to the civic unity needed to address these issues in good faith.

    There’s still a segment of disinformation researchers who are earnest, fair, and professional. But these folks almost all lean Left and exist in institutional environments that prevent pushing back on establishment narratives. This is why we haven’t seen reports on the Steele dossier or WMDs as disinformation case studies. And this is why we never hear BLM discussed in the same way QAnon is, even though any neutral definition would label them both conspiracy movements—with BLM causing dramatically more offline harm. Meanwhile, challenging the First Amendment has become part of the zeitgeist for many of these people...."

    Establishment Disinformation Is Killing Western Democracy - American Greatness
     
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  3. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    The Hunter Biden story has managed to dominate social media despite the corporate crackdown from the leftist crackpots who control Twitter and Facebook.

    Facebook and Twitter's frantic attempts to stop the spread of the New York Post's Hunter Biden story didn't prevent the article from becoming the top story about the election on those platforms last week, according to data from NewsWhip.

    Why it matters: The data shows that even swift, aggressive content suppression may not be swift or aggressive enough to keep down a story with as much White House backing and partisan fuel as this one.

    By the numbers: The Post's story generated 2.59m interactions (likes, comments, shares) on Facebook and Twitter last week — more than double the next biggest story about Trump or Biden.

    5 of the 10 biggest stories were about the Hunter Biden story, the fallout, or how Facebook and Twitter reacted.

    It was the 6th-most engaged article this month, trailing pieces like Trump testing positive for COVID-19 and Eddie Van Halen's death.

    83% of the interactions happened on Facebook, with the other 17% on Twitter.

    New York Post's Hunter Biden story goes massive on social media despite crackdowns
     
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  6. iatrogenic

    iatrogenic 2,500+ Posts

    Normally I would say the gubment needs to stay out of the markets, but these social platforms have drawn a big, fat target right between their own eyes and are begging for a kill shot.
     
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  7. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Now Twitter is suppressing garden variety op eds just for questioning Biden's bona fides on foreign policy

    Ultimately, they are going to be locking us all up in camps, like the Chinese do with the Uighurs now

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  8. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Meanwhile Google is now putting up twin censorship roadblocks to Breitbart articles

    This heavily censored article is about the country of Greece building a wall. Google is deciding that it is harmful for Americans to read about it and know of this.

    Is this still a democracy? Free speech? Do we have a free press?

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  9. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Just more blah blah is not going to get the job done

     
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    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

     
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  11. Monahorns

    Monahorns 5,000+ Posts

    It's all going to have to go back to email subscriptions tied to websites.

    News curators whether papers, TV, or social media have all done the bidding of those in power. More laws against social media just means they have to obey the government more closely. This won't end well for transparency.
     
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  13. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    By the way, Twitter is STILL banning the NY Post from the use of its account

    Today is Day 9 of that censorship

    I predict the muting will end Nov 4
     
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  16. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

    Interesting because the comments on twitter is shifting heavy to Trump now (for example after a poll tweet or a Nate Silver tweet). The split is about 50:50 now whereas before it was mostly libs.

    I think the polls tighten naturally as Election Day approaches just because the Trump voters stop being shy and get caught up in the excitement.
     
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  17. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

    Further to the above, folks are saying that the recent positive Trump polls (AZ, FL, etc) are sampling more GOP. Maybe they are not hiding anymore?
     
  18. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    In my subdivision, there are more Biden signs that Trump signs. But there is not a huge amount of either. I just shared a theory of mine with a neighbor while walking the dog, he agreed with me, and so now I will float it in here to see what you say.

    The US flag has become a way of silently showing your support for Trump, in lieu of a yard sign.

    People who put up Trump signs have them have them stolen or knocked down or thrown in the street. The guy I just spoke to had to retrieve one of his 3 (lol) Trump signs out of the street just this morning. Or, maybe a Trump sign gets your car egged. Maybe worse. But Old Glory has no one's name on it. Angry leftists are less likely to risk trespass to trash your flag (but its' not completely out of the question depending on where exactly you hang your hat). In fact, angry lefties are probably confused when they see US flags flying - they dont understand what that is about. They dont know how they are supposed to react. They are waiting for specific instructions so they will know what to do.

    To this, you add the flag kneeling controversies, and Trump's strong opposition to all of that.

    And then you add in that (at least in my hood) none of the people who stick Biden signs in their yards also have US flags. None.

    So there is my theory. What say ye? It makes sense, yes?
     
  19. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

    Yes, I read that somewhere too. Same holds for the Woodlands proper. However, in the county areas, 95% Trump signs.
     
  20. OrangeShogun

    OrangeShogun 250+ Posts

    I've had this same theory. I'll even take it one step further, the homes/yards that have no sign or flag, also much more likely to be Trump supporters.
     
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  21. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada Winebibber

    That's been my gut feeling too.
     
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  22. Duck Dodgers

    Duck Dodgers 500+ Posts

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  23. nashhorn

    nashhorn 2,500+ Posts

    Mostly Trump signs in my Katy burb. Few Biden, one which says Republicans for Biden which really does baffle me.
    Someone stole the flag I had in Tenn though. Wish I’d had it where the camera could pick them up.
    Btw, have to take back my comments a few weeks back about the tent people decreasing in Austin. There appear to be more this week. Sorry to see this, really looks bad. So much for Abbott’s earlier threats to do something.
     
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  24. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut.

    Of ALL the stories posted of signs stolen and caught on camera not one has been of a Biden sign stolen.
    One report today was of a home owner who chased down a sign stealer. Police found multiple Trump signs in the car
     
  25. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada Winebibber

    Who in their right mind would want to steal something as worthless and pathetic as a Dementia Joe sign?
     
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  26. Duck Dodgers

    Duck Dodgers 500+ Posts

    Exactly. It would be like having a Wendy Davis for governor sign.
     
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  27. Monahorns

    Monahorns 5,000+ Posts

    American flags, Republican Senator, Republic Congressman, or local Republican signs are much more prevalent.
     
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  28. Duck Dodgers

    Duck Dodgers 500+ Posts

    Twitter question for the group:

    If a person’s profile picture on Twitter shows them in a Wuhan flu face diaper, does than mean with 100% certainty that the person is a virtue signaling douche? Discuss.
     
  29. Monahorns

    Monahorns 5,000+ Posts

    No. Some people do it as a spoof.
     
  30. humahuma

    humahuma 250+ Posts

    There only one hidden sign in my neighborhood, but I live south of Houston in a working America.
     

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