Opinion from a Libertarian ViewPoint

Posts Tagged ‘misinformation’

The Rule of Power

Posted by M. C. on October 12, 2022

The rule of power is what Putin, Xi, Maduro, and the American and European peoples are up against, and they seem very slow to realize it.

Paul Craig Roberts

Last week PayPal, an online service for making and receiving payments, announced that at PayPal’s “sole discretion” $2,500 would be seized from accounts of those PayPal decided were guilty of spreading misinformation.  “Misinformation” is whatever some speech control office at PayPal doesn’t like or dissent from official narratives.  In other words, PayPal announced a policy of thought control as described in George Orwell’s 1984.  and

Moreover, $2,500 would be seized for each bit of misinformation, apparently even for errors resulting from being misinformed or from misunderstanding.  If an account holder spreads misinformation twice, $5,000 is seized; ten bits of misinformation costs the account holder $25,000.  Since the definition of misinformation is at PayPal’s sole discretion, it wouldn’t be long before PayPal, faced with missing its quarterly expected profits, would jack up its earnings by seizing people’s accounts.

It is unclear how a person spreads “misinformation” on a payments mechanism.  Does it mean that “spreading misinformation” means donating to an organization that challenges official narratives?  Does it mean that PayPal would have an army of employees watching social media comments of account holders and reading their emails?

The first seizure was in England where the robbed account was that of the Free Speech Union.  It caused an uproar and protests from Members of Parliament and PayPal’s former president, and a couple of days later PayPal said that PayPal’s announcement that it was going to seize money from customers’ accounts for spreading misinformation was itself misinformation. 

Think about this for a moment.  If PayPal can seize $2,500 from your account because some woke freak in PayPal’s Thought Control Police Force finds your opinion “offensive,” so can your bank, your 401k, your IRA, your investment account.  Your credit card company can bill you $2,500 for each disapproved statement and turn your account over to bill collectors when you don’t pay.  Maybe your car and house will be seized.  Once central banks impose digital money on their insouciant populations, people can be robbed at will by every approved party for every imaginable offense.

A Fish Rots From the Head

See the rest here

Be seeing you

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: , , | Leave a Comment »

Dailywire Article-PayPal

Posted by M. C. on October 10, 2022

New PayPal Policy Lets Company Pull $2,500 From Users’ Accounts If They Promote ‘Misinformation’

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: , | Leave a Comment »

Western Civilization Is Being Organized Around Winning US Infowars

Posted by M. C. on May 3, 2022

Caitlin Johnstone

The US-centralized empire’s use of propaganda, censorship and Silicon Valley algorithm manipulation is the single most urgent issue of our time, because it’s what prevents attention from being drawn to all other issues. And all signs indicate it’s set to get much, much worse.

I feel the need to reiterate once again that the censorship we’re seeing about Ukraine is of a whole new kind than anything we’ve seen before. There’s no pretense that it’s done to save lives or protect democracy this time around, it’s just “We need to control the thoughts that people think about this war.”

Once it was accepted that disinformation and misinformation must be curtailed from above, government and tech institutions took that as license to decide what’s true and false on our behalf. We know this because now they’re just openly propagandizing and censoring us about a war.

Caitlin Johnstone ⏳ @caitozWhen Russia does it it’s lies and disinformation. When Ukraine does it it’s folklore. May 1st 2022245 Retweets922 Likes

You didn’t know that you were granting government and tech institutions authority to decide what’s true and false on your behalf when you agreed that it’s fine for them to work together to censor and sanctify Official Narratives about Covid, but it turns out that’s what was happening.

It looks pretty obvious in retrospect now though, doesn’t it? You can’t regulate “disinformation” and “misinformation” without first determining what it is, and you can’t determine what it is without assigning someone the authority to make those distinctions. There are no benefecent, impartial and omniscient entities who can be trusted to become objective arbiters of absolute reality on our behalf. There are only flawed human beings who act in their own interest, which is why we’re now being censored and propagandized about a war.

In literally the very next instant after being given the authority to decide what’s true and false on our behalf regarding Covid, those same government, media and tech institutions launched into World War II levels of propaganda and censorship over a war we’re not even officially in. It was like they all said “Oh good, we get to do that now, finally.” The consensus that it was fine to launch into a shocking information lockdown about Ukraine was already formed and prepped for roll-out the day Russia invaded. It was taken as a given that they had that authority.

Over the last two years you’d get called an “anti-vaxxer” and worse if you said you didn’t think government-tied monopolistic megacorporations should be restricting speech about Covid measures that affect everyone, but it turns out those who issued these warnings were 100 percent correct.

It is clear now, as we see what we are becoming, that granting these powerful institutions authority to sort out fact from fiction on our behalf is far more dangerous than misinformation about a virus ever was. Now here we are, with the empire setting up “disinformation” boards while it escalates aggressions with Russia by the day and prepares to do the same with China in the not-too distant future. Our whole civilization is being organized around winning US propaganda wars. 

Caitlin Johnstone ⏳ @caitozPayPal is just openly conducting politically motivated financial censorship of indie media now. First @MintPressNews and @calebmaupin, now Consortium News. Silicon Valley is the censorship arm of the US empire. Consortium News @ConsortiumnewsPayPal Cancels CN Account; May Seize Balance 1st 2022259 Retweets593 Likes

Censorship is bad because free speech is how society orients itself toward truth, course-corrects when it’s going astray, and holds power to account. This is true whether censorship is by the government or by tech oligarchs. Only morons act like this is some weird right wing thing.

People say, “Freedom of speech doesn’t mean freedom of reach!”

And the answer to this is always, yes it does you idiot. If people who support status quo power have access to all the largest voice amplification platforms while critics of status quo power don’t, this kills the very purpose of free speech protections. Free speech protections are enshrined exactly because unrestricted speech puts a check on power. If critics of status quo power structures are being banned from the platforms where people get their voices heard, this function has been nullified.

You can’t say your society has free speech if critics of status quo orthodoxies aren’t free to speak where they will be heard, for exactly the same reason you can’t say people have free speech in Saudi Arabia as long as nobody hears their criticisms of the government. 

Caitlin Johnstone ⏳ @caitozThis is getting so unbelievable cringey. I have a feeling I’d be sick of this guy even if I fully bought into the empire’s Ukraine narratives. April 30th 20221,092 Retweets7,188 Likes

Because free speech is designed to put a check on status quo power, it is exactly the voices who criticize the status quo that must be protected. Some of these voices will be unpalatable, but the alternative is permitting a Ministry of Truth to decide what dissent is permissible, an authority that’s certain to be abused. 

Speech isn’t free if it isn’t free in all the areas where people congregate to speak. If only mainstream supporters of the status quo have free access to all platforms, then free speech isn’t happening, and power has a lot more ability to do what it likes unchecked by the public. Saying it’s fine because people are still free to go to Gab or Truth Social to voice their criticisms of establishment Ukraine narratives or whatever is the same as saying it’s fine because people can still speak their criticisms of the government into a hole in the ground. Free speech is not happening.

Consent for this was given when we allowed these powers to assume complete narrative authority over what constitutes “misinformation”. It’s never too late to revoke consent, though. It just means the fight to pry our voices out of the hands of our rulers is going to be a tough slog.


My work is entirely reader-supported, so if you enjoyed this piece please consider sharing it around, following me on FacebookTwitterSoundcloud or YouTube, or throwing some money into my tip jar on Ko-fiPatreon or Paypal. If you want to read more you can buy my books. The best way to make sure you see the stuff I publish is to subscribe to the mailing list for at my website or on Substack, which will get you an email notification for everything I publish. Everyone, racist platforms excluded, has my permission to republish, use or translate any part of this work (or anything else I’ve written) in any way they like free of charge. For more info on who I am, where I stand, and what I’m trying to do with this platform, click here. All works co-authored with my American husband Tim Foley.

Be seeing you

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Obama, Clinton Rail Against Free Speech Under Guise Of Fighting ‘Misinformation’

Posted by M. C. on April 24, 2022

Over the last 24 hours, former President Barack Obama and twice-failed presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton have come out against free speech – calling for big tech to go further to censor views they disagree with.

Tyler Durden's Photo


Over the last 24 hours, former President Barack Obama and twice-failed presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton have come out against free speech – calling for big tech to go further to censor views they disagree with.

On Thursday, Obama told an audience at Stanford University that tech companies are “turbo-charging some of humanity’s worst impulses,” adding “One of the biggest reasons for the weakening of democracy is the profound change that’s taken place in how we communicate and consume information.”

He then said that people are ‘dying because of disinformation.’

Obama’s ‘misinformation’ shtick was largely a repeat of a speech he gave two weeks ago in Chicago, when he claimed “You have to fight to provide people [with] the information they need to be free and self-governing.” In other words, government-approved narratives.

As The Federalist noted, however, Obama “Spied on the Donald Trump campaign with a secret court warrant backed by the Hillary Clinton campaign-funded Christopher Steele dossier which, in an ironic twist, was the product of Russian disinformation. Democrats used this disinformation to repeatedly smear President Trump and undermine the integrity of the 2016 election.”

Hillary Clinton joined the fray on Thursday, tweeting “For too long, tech platforms have amplified disinformation and extremism with no accountability,” and called on “our transatlantic allies to push the Digital Services Act,” aimed at regulating online platforms.

Of course, Hillary Clinton funded the Russian disinfo dossier that Obama’s administration used against Trump, and the former British spy that was paid to fabricate it pushed it to major news outlets which peddled the misinformation as long as they could squeeze blood from that stone.

What was that about misinformation, Hillary?

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , | Leave a Comment »

Behavioral control – by Robert W Malone MD, MS

Posted by M. C. on January 19, 2022

Robert W Malone MD, MS

Remember those Johns Hopkins Pandemic war games that occurred over the span of decades? Where the outcome usually ended in a need to control the populace, by which behavioral modification techniques are used to enforce cooperation from the populace.

Right now, one can wander over to Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and see their current projects include an analysis of “anti-misinformation actions’“, which they call the Environment of Misinformation.

World leaders, governments, big media, big pharma and tech giants are busy planning out the next pandemic response. So, maybe it is time for those of us who believe there is a better way to live than to be controlled, to plan out responses to all these draconian measures. As well as to begin to develop counter measures to a bio-threat that do not use censorship, propaganda, mandates and behavioral modification techniques. You know, the old fashioned way where the government relies on people to use their own critical thinking skills to assess what is best for themselves and their families, after getting all the information available.

So, let’s climb aboard and let’s have a think about how “we” are being controlled, nudged, censored and lied to during this pandemic, and to be aware that governments are already planning how to control us better in the next.

Definition: psyops (From the US Department of Defense)

“Psyops are the use of propaganda and psychological tactics to influence emotions and behaviors.”

The US Department of Defense (DOD) 2004 and 2010 Counterinsurgency Operations Reports define “psyops” as the following:

“The mission of psychological Operations (psyops) is to influence the behavior of foreign target audiences to support US national objectives. A psyop accomplishes this by conveying selected information and advising on actions that influence the emotions, motives, objective reasoning, and ultimately the behavior of foreign audiences. Behavioral change is at the root of the psyop mission.”                                                        

Read that last sentence again. Behavioral change is at the root of the psyop mission.” Sound familiar?

At the heart of a psyops operations are behavioral tools or mind control techniques such as hypnosis, mass formation, censorship, security theater, use of fear to drive anxiety and propaganda.

How does our military use psyops?


Military deception missions use psychological warfare to deliberately mislead enemy forces during a combat situation.


Military Information Support Operations (MISO) missions involve sharing specific information to foreign audiences to influence the emotions, motives, reasoning, and behavior of foreign governments and citizens. This can include cyber warfare and advanced communication techniques across all forms of media.


Interagency and government support missions shape and influence foreign decision making and behaviors in support of United States’ objectives.


Civil Authorities Information Support (CAIS) missions aid civilian populations during disaster relief situations by sharing critical information to support the rescue effort.

What is the history of Army Psychological Operations?

Founded during World War I to devastate opposing troops’ morale, the PSYOPS unit has played a critical role in World War II, the Vietnam War, and recent operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, where unconventional warfare provided by PSYOPS has been crucial to national security.”

What is nudging?

“A nudge is any attempt at influencing people’s judgment, choice or behavior in a predictable way that is motivated because of cognitive boundaries, biases, routines, and habits in individual and social decision-making posing barriers for people to perform rationally in their own self-declared interests, and which works by making use of those boundaries, biases, routines, and habits as integral parts of such attempts.”

And now – for the fly in the toilet…

See the rest here

Be seeing you

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Dispatches from the New Normal Front: The Ministry of Truth’s War on “Misinformation”

Posted by M. C. on January 3, 2022

Margaret Anna Alice

“Free inquiry on a free platform is the only practice that distinguishes a free from a slave society.”

—Milton Mayer, They Thought They Were Free: The Germans, 1933–45 (paperbackKindleaudiobook)

When I was little, I had a poster of a raccoon with his paw over a kitten’s mouth saying, “If there’s anything I can’t stand, it’s someone talking while I’m interrupting.”

I was notorious for interrupting, asking questions, and getting so lost in thought, my mom had an ear doctor test my hearing because I was constantly saying, “What?”

That poster came to mind as I watched the Ministry of Truth campaign against “misinformation” first roll out. Today’s version of that poster would say, “If there’s anything I can’t stand, it’s someone’s information contradicting my disinformation.”

Raccoon Kitten Poster: Someone's Information Contradicting My Disinformation

As we all understand by now, when Minitrue defines the “truth” as 2 + 2 = 5, then 2 + 2 = 4 becomes “misinformation.”

If you’re like me, you’ve probably had more than a few brushes with memoryholing and maybe even unpersoning as a result of Big Tech’s mass censorship rollout.

Not that they’d answer, but I’m tempted to ask the censors, What is the danger, if the sources are patently noncredible? Why treat us like infants incapable of assessing the validity of facts for ourselves? If the misinformation is so evidently false, let us see that on our own and the question will be put to rest.

Sunlight is the best disinfectant and so on—but yeah, that’s precisely the problem, isn’t it. Darkness must prevail for their narrative to survive the illuminating exposure of sunlight—even if the gatekeepers have to blot out the sun Bill Gates–style.

A few months ago, I started experimenting with real-world attempts to deprogram New Normalers on a private platform. I’d say it’s about a 70:30 Covidian:free-thinker ratio, not counting those remaining on the sidelines, quietly nodding in agreement but too cautious to speak out.

What I’ve discovered, based on the failures and successes of others as well as myself, is it is nearly impossible to gain traction on the “science” front. Their allegiance to the “experts” and the mainstream narrative is imbued with a religious fervor, and anyone who voices even the most hesitant of concerns is a heretical tin-foil hoax plandemic conspiracy nut.

See the rest here

Be seeing you

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Joe Biden Spreads Vaccine Misinformation Live on CNN to Millions of Americans – Revolver

Posted by M. C. on July 26, 2021

Moments later, Biden followed that up by claiming that if vaccinated people do “catch the virus,” they are “not likely to get sick.”

Biden then turned around and contradicted himself, and told the crowd and viewers at home that the vaccines “cover” the Delta variant, and assured everyone that they wouldn’t get Covid if they were vaccinated.

Did you happen to catch CNN’s town hall on Wednesday?

The broadcast was hosted by Don Lemon, and featured a predictably confused and stammering Joe Biden, haplessly trying to muck his way through an array of topics ranging from gun-gabbing to January 6th to Covid.

Joe experienced a lot of fumbles along the way- including one jaw-dropping moment where he lost his faculties for 25 seconds while trying to answer a simple question about the vaccine.

Eventually, Don Lemon jumped in and helped guide Joe out of the weeds.

The night was such a disaster that Sky News host Rita Panahi called Joe’s town hall “incoherent gibberish even by his very low standards.”

However, it wasn’t the gaffes, bungles, and “dementia-like” moments that were the worst part of the CNN town hall.

It was the blatant lies about the Covid vaccine that Joe so freely told to the American people which raised the most eyebrows. As a matter of fact, even CNN fact-checkers had to get off their duffs and call Joe out for lying.

As you likely know by now, Joe Biden, along with political elites from both sides of the aisle, the mainstream media, and corporate America are on a mission to browbeat each and every American into taking this vaccine.

They are desperate to get needles into the arms of every American in order to “fight off” a virus with a 99.8 survival rate for most healthy adults.

So much so, that Joe will actually appear on national TV and lie about it to millions of people.

See the rest here

Be seeing you

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Republicans Have Always Dictated What Americans Can Think, Smoke, and Do with Their Money – The Future of Freedom Foundation

Posted by M. C. on March 13, 2021

We should never forget that Republicans do not for a minute believe that Americans can decide for themselves “how best to live their lives.”

by Laurence M. Vance

Democrats may want to censor what Americans can read and watch, but it is comical to hear Republicans complain about it, since they have always dictated what Americans can think, smoke, and do with their money.

We should never forget that Republicans do not for a minute believe that Americans can decide for themselves “how best to live their lives.”
[Click to Tweet]

Late last month, Democratic Representatives Anna Eschoo and Jerry McNerney, both of California, and both senior members of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, sent a letter to “12 cable, satellite, and streaming TV companies urging them to combat the spread of misinformation and requesting more information about their actions to address misinformation, disinformation, conspiracy theories, and lies spread through channels they host.”

Reads the letter,

Our country’s public discourse is plagued by misinformation, disinformation, conspiracy theories, and lies….

Nearly half of Americans get their news primarily from TV. However, not all TV news sources are the same. Some purported news outlets have long been misinformation rumor mills and conspiracy theory hotbeds that produce content that leads to real harm. Misinformation on TV has led to our current polluted information environment that radicalizes individuals to commit seditious acts and rejects public health best practices, among other issues in our public discourse.

The good members of Congress urged these companies to “combat the spread of misinformation” and requested of them information about their actions to address “misinformation, disinformation, conspiracy theories, and lies spread through channels they host.”

Two days after the letters went out, the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology of the Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing on “Fanning the Flames: Disinformation and Extremism in the Media.”

In his opening statement, Committee on Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) acknowledged that “the First Amendment prohibits us from passing laws that inappropriately limit speech — even when it is controversial or overly partisan,” but then tried to justify Congress’s looking into “the spread of misinformation that causes public harm.”

Subcommittee on Communications and Technology Chairman Mike Doyle (D-Penn.) likewise affirmed the First Amendment, but then tried to justify Congress’s examining and evaluating media outlets “and the role they play in disseminating disinformation and fomenting extremism.”

The letter and the hearing did not go unnoticed by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.).

In a speech on the House floor the same day as the hearing, McCarthy warned that Democrats are trying to censor what Americans can read and watch:

It has never been Congress’s role to define and enforce journalistic standards. The 1st Amendment expresses [sic] prohibits the government from controlling what the press says, but Democrats are trying to give themselves the power to dictate what you can read and watch in your own home, and their assault on free speech goes beyond today’s disgraceful hearing….

These are members of Congress who are using their official position to coerce and control the information Americans can watch and access in their own homes.

They’re demanding more censorship, more de-platforming, and more control of what Americans can watch….

Democrats’ actions this week make it clear that the greatest threat to free speech today is not a law from Congress, which is bound by the 1st Amendment. The greatest threat is politicians who bully private companies to silence dissenting views.

McCarthy said that Americans can decide for themselves “how best to live their lives,” and they deserve to decide how to take care of their families or open their businesses during a pandemic, and they “deserve to decide to watch the news, judge the information they choose and draw their own conclusion about its accuracy.”

Now that they control both Houses of Congress and the presidency, the Democrats are clearly trying to do everything in their power to silence dissent, even if it means violating the First Amendment.

But who are Republicans to talk? They have always dictated what Americans can think, smoke, and do with their money. This is certainly just as bad as Democrats’ dictating what Americans can read and watch.

Republicans have always dictated what Americans can think.

The federal government outlaws discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, and other factors. Most states have similar laws. But to ban discrimination is to ban freedom of thought and freedom of association. In a free society, everyone has the natural right to think whatever he wants to think about any individual or group and the right to choose to associate or not associate with any individual or group on the basis of those thoughts. His thoughts may be erroneous, illogical, irrational, unreasonable, or nonsensical, and his opinions may be based on stereotypes, conjectures, prejudice, bigotry, or racism, but in a free society everyone is entitled to his own thoughts and opinions. And who supports discrimination laws? Republicans of course.

Republicans have always dictated what Americans can smoke.

Marijuana is classified by the federal government as a Schedule I controlled substance under the Controlled Substances Act. As a Schedule I drug, marijuana is said to have “a high potential for abuse,” “no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States,” and “a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision.” Possession of marijuana is a violation of federal law punishable by a maximum sentence of one year in jail and a minimum fine of $1,000 for a first conviction. Who supports marijuana prohibition laws on the federal level? Republicans of course. There are thirty-five states where the medical use of marijuana is legal, and fourteen states where the recreational use of marijuana is legal. Who opposes the legalization of marijuana on the state level? Republicans of course.

Republicans have always dictated what Americans can do with their money.

Although gambling in the United States is technically legal under federal law, the federal government does have a number of laws that regulate gambling. Each state can prohibit or regulate various forms of gambling within its borders. Only Nevada and Louisiana permit casino-style gambling statewide. Others states allow commercial casinos in some form, but generally restrict them to certain geographic areas. They also require state licensing and heavily restrict and regulate the gambling industry. Private gambling not done under the regulatory eye of the state is generally illegal in any form. And who supports gambling laws? Republicans of course.

Although it is legal for people to be paid to have sex — in front of a director, camera, and crew, and then, after production and distribution, in front of hundreds, if not thousands, of strangers — it is illegal for people to be paid to have sex in the privacy of their car, home, or hotel room. Although it is legal for consenting adults to have sex as often as they want and with as many different partners as they want, it is illegal if one of the parties pays the other for it. And although it is legal to pay for dinner and a movie to get some moments of intimacy with someone of the opposite sex, it is illegal to pay someone directly and skip the dinner and movie. And who supports prostitution laws? Republicans of course.

In a free society, people have the freedom to do what they will with their own money. Whether they “waste” it on gambling or prostitutes is their business and none of the government’s business.

But don’t Democrats support laws against discrimination, drugs, gambling, and prostitution? Of course they do. But Democrats don’t claim to be the party of the Constitution and recite a mantra of limited government, individual freedom, private property, free enterprise, and the free market.

The Democratic assault on the First Amendment is real. But we should never forget that Republicans do not for a minute believe that Americans can decide for themselves “how best to live their lives.”

This post was written by: Laurence M. Vance

Laurence M. Vance is a columnist and policy advisor for the Future of Freedom Foundation, an associated scholar of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, and a columnist, blogger, and book reviewer at He is the author of Gun Control and the Second Amendment, The War on Drugs Is a War on Freedom, and War, Empire and the Military: Essays on the Follies of War and U.S. Foreign Policy. His newest books are Free Trade or Protectionism? and The Free Society. Visit his website: Send him e-mail.

Be seeing you

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

CDC Caught Spreading Misinformation About The Flu Shot: Here Are The Details – Collective Evolution

Posted by M. C. on December 6, 2018

Specifically, it wasn’t that vaccinated individuals were less likely to die, but that sick elderly people whose frail condition made them more likely to die during the coming flu season were less likely to get a flu shot.



  • The Facts:The CDC declares to the public that the flu vaccine greatly reduces the risk of elderly people dying of the flu as though it was a scientifically proven fact. Yet, the reality is that the CDC’s bold claim has been thoroughly discredited.
  • Reflect On:Why are we bombarded through mass marketing and media to support and get the flu shot every year, without no mention of all of the scientists and doctors that are creating awareness about why we shouldn’t. What is going on here?
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone aged six months and up, including pregnant women, get an annual influenza vaccine. The two fundamental assumptions underlying the CDC’s policy are that vaccination reduces transmission of the virus and reduces the risk of potentially deadly complications. Yet multiple reviews of the scientific literature have concluded that there is no good scientific evidence to support the CDC’s claims.Notwithstanding the science, to increase demand for the pharmaceutical companies’ influenza vaccine products, the CDC makes use of fear marketing, asserting as fact that tens of thousands of people die each year from the flu, even though the CDC’s numbers actually estimate that are controversial because they are based on dubious assumptions that appear to result in a great overestimation of the negative impact of influenza on societal health.

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Zuckerberg Mentor: We Can’t Leave It to Audiences to Decide What Is Fake News

Posted by M. C. on June 13, 2018

Yeah but we are still a lot smarter than you, so we will will decide what is truth. After all, we know more about you than you do.

by Amanda House

Technology investor and former mentor to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Roger McNamee says consumers should not be given the ability to decide what is fake news, arguing that “leaving it to the audience to make those picks is how we got here” during an event on free speech, “misinformation”, and the need for transparency.

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , | Leave a Comment »