💬 Misquotation Pandemic and Disinformation Polemic: 🧠 Mind Pollution by Viral Falsity 🦠

What people want to hear or what people want to assume depends greatly on how cleverly it can be put into an acceptable or credible form. There have always been masters of falsification and crafty figures who could deceive many people.
Donald Trump has been very successful in misleading a lot of people and making them believe things that were or are not at all true.
He had wonderful help from Twitter and Facebook, who did not mind presenting all Tweets and postings this master of falsification could write and gratuitously offered to the world.

The bitter irony is that the medium of the World Wide Web supposed to have been able to offer enough media to find the truth, a lot of people were caught by the algorithms of Facebook which brought them similar messages based on the same falsities.
Instead of benefiting the world those Tweets and Facebook messages of Trump and his followers could continually saw poisonous messages and making sure that people would not come to go looking further, searching more serious journalistic papers or full-fledged reliable television channels.

The problem of the political parties in the U.S.A. and their politicians is that they allowed the poison to spread for several years, before daring to open their mouth against that blusterer and demagogue who tried to get more and more power by unconventional means.
It was a major error of judgment on their part with very serious consequences.
It made it possible that Donald Trump put the dagger in American Democracy.

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To remember:

At all times we do have to be very careful to resist institutional corruption within the media system, to withstand economic influence, political clientelism and conflicts of interest, and to curtail excessive instrumentalisation of the media for particular corporate demands, political goals, partisan strategies or sectarian ideologies that are contrary to the democratic role of the media and detrimental to net(work) neutrality.

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Preceding

Who can tackle Donald Trump

A president daring to use the Bible for underlining his hate speech

The Hero of the greatest …. failures

Hollowness of democracy

2019 was #2 a Year of much deceit in the U.S.A.

Stress-test for democracy #1 Storming of the Capitol in Washington

Stress-test for democracy #2 A coup d’etat with bloodshed

The death knell of an Empire

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As the third decade of the third millenium dawns, the skill and resolve for winnowing truth from falsehood have become more wanting in humans than ever before. Falsity trumps honesty, and fallacy swamps clarity. In short supply and chronic retreat are the cognitive tools and intellectual acumen necessary to recognize the errors or defects propagated in quotations, statements and claims from numerous sources, including the media, academia, luminaries, dignitaries, celebrities, ideologues, politicians, stakeholders, advertisers, influencers, Internet users and bloggers, particularly in the era of misquotations and disinformation, numerous instances of which seem to be intractably stoking people’s partial or utter ignorance as…

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4 Responses to 💬 Misquotation Pandemic and Disinformation Polemic: 🧠 Mind Pollution by Viral Falsity 🦠

  1. Guestspeaker says:

    Mr. Ohh’s Sideways writes:
    What I will never understand is somewhere in the 70’s when the media turned from news people to columnists. We no longer listen to facts we listen to opinions and believe them to be true. I believe nothing anymore unless I can verify it my self. As far as the national stuff goes, I accept what is said but consider the source and its motives.

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    • To Marcus and whomever it may concern,

      Hi there! We can agree that the ongoing chaos inflicted by the Trump presidency finally culminated in the infamous riot in the Capitol. You and I can be justified for being cynical, snide, snarky and facetious in characterizing Trump as the symbolic messiah who is going to lead his misguided supporters to glory on Earth and the promised land! It is often futile to reason with such misguided folks. Perhaps only when the country truly becomes autocratic or fascist will they wake up, but then it will be too late.

      Needless to say, due to misinformation and disinformation, 2020 had been a difficult year, not to mention having to deal with the pandemic. It was all quite surreal, perhaps in some ways more bizarre than ghosts and the paranormal (not that I believe in such things). One could say that we live in interesting times indeed, but often for the wrong reasons. I have had to coin a new term: Viral Falsity.

      It is going to be a very tall order for the Biden presidency (or any presidency for that matter) to turn things around. It would have been much easier if some Republican senators had been far more honest and incorruptible, for they have been very greedy, uninspired, cowardly and lack criminal, moral and political accountabilities. It is all quite a big mess in danger of getting bigger still.

      2021 is nearly half gone and the GOP is still on trial and has fared no better and seems to be getting (much) worse.

      Consequently, any reasonable person can conclude that the USA has been plagued by ignorance, dogma, falsity, blind faith, spiritual stagnation and epistemological impasse . . . . .

      Whilst some of us may take some comfort in our living somewhere else, there is the danger that oppressive politics may spread elsewhere or be mirrored by other corrupt politicians outside their origins. Democracy is not a given. It can be quite fragile, can fail rather badly, and often is approximately as good and benevolent (or bad and malevolent) as the members who practise, control and/or legislate it. We all need to do our parts in contributing to the smooth and equitable functioning of a civil country and democratic society. I have done mine in highlighting many of the most fundamental causes of the most pressing social ills and civic matters through my writings, and I hope that I have indeed shed very good light on these thorny issues in my much expanded and even longer post entitled “Misquotation Pandemic and Disinformation Polemic: Mind Pollution by Viral Falsity“.

      I would like to invite you to revisit the post because this greatly improved post now contains twelve sections (plus a meticulously annotated gallery), all of which are instantly accessible from a navigational menu. I look forward to your giving me additional feedback there. After all, given your enthusiasm and expertise, I am very keen and curious to know what you think or make of this recently expanded and much revamped post regarding the increasingly pressing issues that many of us are facing, worsened all the more by mental pitfalls (or even mental health), social media, digital globalization, populism, illiberal democracy, and other behavioural and sociopolitical factors. You are also welcome to inform me whenever you think that I should include or incorporate some piece(s) of information, findings, statistics, critique and/or analysis into certain section(s) of the said post. Thank you in anticipation.

      May you find the rest of 2021 very much to your liking and highly conducive to your writing, reading, thinking and blogging whatever topics that take your intellectual fancy or tickle your emotional delight!

      Have a wonderful weekend too!

      Yours sincerely,
      SoundEagle

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