Sunday 17th of January 2021

before fake news and twittering presidential fingers...

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This extract from Jean Shepherd book, "In God We Trust, All Others pay Cash" reminds us that America, this fierce nation of superior philosophers escaped from the zoos of Europe, was full to the brim with the up and coming ancestors of present gamers.

 

There was no need for fake news nor real news then. The main interest of the unemployed buying a "newspaper" was to find their head circled in a daily picture showing a mass of people waiting for a job with a prize of $500 to be claimed within the next 24 hours. As the heads in the pictures were a bit too fuzzy or looking backwards, no-one could ever claim the loot, which could have bought a house on the Hudson river then...

 

These days, people buying a newspaper, do it to still look intellectual while going to page 6 as soon as possible...

 


twitter has hidden some of donald's tweets...

Twitter has hidden some of Donald Trump's first tweets the day after a US election which remains undecided.

In one, the President wrote his vote advantage in key Democrat-run states had "started to magically disappear", and in another that 500,000 votes in key states were at risk.

 

One of the tweets said: "Last night I was leading, often solidly, in many key states, in almost all instances Democrat run and controlled.

"Then, one by one, they started to magically disappear as surprise ballot dumps were counted. VERY STRANGE."

 

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andy gump...

Andy Gump (read image at top) nowadays in a company that delivers portable dunnies... But the name comes from a comic character which is fascinatingly not-looking like Donald Trump, up to the RUSSIAN SPY who used to live in his house...

 

So here the first cartoon (1917) of Andy Gump... Some towns and people in America have been named after this popular comic strip and/or its characters...

 

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controlling the full propaganda...

A British association called Full Fact, has created a coalition between, on the one hand, all the relevant ministries of the United Kingdom and Canada and, on the other, information giants Facebook, Twitter, Google/YouTube and Reuters, in order to fight against disinformation on the internet in English.

Today, most of the major power governments have set up a specialized service to disseminate their own propaganda. The most effective in this pursuit since WW1 being precisely the British [1].

Some British journalists perceive information as binary, either true or false. Their objective, therefore, is to track down factual errors, which they pretend to do in hours when, in libel cases, it takes the UK courts months before establishing the truth.

While, in practice, it is both possible and necessary to uncover false allegations, it is not quite so easy to determine the accuracy of the facts. The only antidote to disinformation is critical thinking, which requires time and a good general knowledge. The only thing that can be done quickly is to verify the logic behind the reported facts [2]. Otherwise, we will not be countering disinformation, but feeding off a consensus instead.

 

Read more: 

https://www.voltairenet.org/article211786.html

 

 

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