Is the mainstream media panicking? Look at them go. Almost each day new articles come out trying to blacklist the idea of certain news topics from being discussed by people.
Like the BBC a few days ago with the title: "The saga of 'Pizzagate': The fake story that shows how conspiracy theories spread". I suppose it's not surprising they would take more shots at decentralized information with the recent shooting at the pizza parlor.
The power of the internet is reaching more and more people, and the establishment power is fearing a loosening of its grip of control over the minds of the public. The fears from the mouthpieces of pundits and figureheads is becoming more evident.
They can try to label people as spreading "fakenews", or say that the internet is to blame for the era of "post-truth" we are living, which happens to be the new word-of-the-year for the Oxford dictionary. I covered this new-speak term corrupting our use of language.
They are even trying to bring back the "conspiracy theorist" derogatory and dismissive label to make fun of people talking about serious issues the establishment would prefer to be kept hidden under the rug. This is in light of the research last year that those who think about conspiracy theories question things more and have less blind trust in the official narratives spun by the government and media outlets:
But back to the main issue, the internet and the fakenews... now the media is trying to target the internet itself. Imagine if instead of having to pay more for access to information by having to pay for internet service, you could get the internet cheaper, if not free? Well that is the future that Elon Musk is trying to create, and one the establishment fears coming about.
Elon Musk wants to develop a satellite network of 4425 base-stations in orbit, that will be able to broadcast wireless internet to the whole planet. That is a grand goal! Good for everyone, right? Not for the media who are looking at the internet as a leaking faucet of information they would prefer to keep in their mainstream control. Think about it. When the internet reaches more people, then more people will have access to be influenced by "fakenews", and then then mainstream media won't be able to dictate what is and isn't "real" news.
Articles are trying to cast the recent "problem" with internet freedom as a "brief wave of uncontrolled internet access", so "imagine" what a global internet outside the reach of the government will do?
They portray the new "post-truth" era of the internet with "fakenews" they can't control, as all of us being a "cacophony" of voices seeking attention, out-competing each other by yelling louder and more outrageous things than the other person. This enables us to spread "false news" like a demagogue holding a captivated audience on their emotional tippy-toes. Of course, they allude to Trump getting people into a voting fury.
The stories are trying to portray the internet, not as unifying force for freedom of information, but as a force for deepening biases and ideological conflicts. As if we left to seek out those who think like us, and keep preaching to the choir about our common worldview we all are attached to.
The global internet is not only a threat to governments and information "honesty", which apparently the delude media still lie to themselves and believe they are the "watchers" of truth and reality. The media wants you to see the other threats on the net, but amplified. They want you to fear a global expansion of spam, virus, trojans, scammers, and hackers. All of the new internet users that come on will be ripe for threats they say, because they won't have the cybersecurity to go with the access.
They aren't calling for outright restriction of the global internet access, but they sure want to put ideas into our minds that the global internet is going to bring more lies, deception and "fakenews" to our "post-truth" reality.
As much as there are positives, they want to emphasize the short-term "threats" of political disruption and technical chaos that results from information upsetting the social norms and cultural stability. They admit a global internet is good in time, but they still stress the chaos and disharmony that free information access brings, as has been demonstrated in the recent US election.
Broad stroke claims of "fakenews" and "post-truth" will continue to be applied in the coming months, if not years. These buzz words popularized by the media, and one officially a word-of-the-year in the Oxford dictionary, means we might end up having these words solidified into our language for a while.
I wonder... did the Oxford dictionary put in the word because of popularity, or because it serves a social engineering agenda to shape the minds of the public and how they see the world and counter-establishment information. Now we have "fakewnews" and "post-truth" to go along with "conspiracy theorist" and other labels used to dismiss information.
Thank you for your time and attention! I appreciate the knowledge reaching more people. Take care. Peace.
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