Media Disinformation

The people who created Facebook & Google must be smart. They’re billionaires, their companies are worth multi-multi billions, their programs are used by billions around the world. But all these smart people, because of Congressional pressure, have swallowed the stories about “fake news”. Facebook hired a very large staff of people to read everything posted by users to weed out the fake stuff.
Such was the barrage of propaganda directed at the US public that 69% believed Saddam Hussein was “personally involved” in the 9/11 attacks. A significant achievement in manipulation. The Times was not alone in selling the Iraq war to the American people: TV networks from Fox to CBS and CNN were overwhelmingly pro-war.
These stories are not unique cases from a remote war. The same methods are constantly rinsed and repeated, the mentality in our ruling elites is the same, and the risk of a major conflict is as great today as in 1914.
Social media and fake news are apparently the reasons Bolsonaro won at the ballot box. Without the gatekeepers in place to limit access to the “free press”, itself the plaything of billionaires and global corporations, with brands and a bottom line to protect...