• “When you hear the word “misinformation”, substitute with “wrongthink”. It makes much more sense that way.” –Alexandros Marinos
  • “the most frequent and destructive sources of disinformation are the largest media corporations that pretend to fight it” –Glenn Greenwald
  • “We found that participants who report being more worried about misinformation are more willing to like and share alarmist narratives on misinformation.” –via People believe misinformation is a threat because they assume others are gullible https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/14614448231153379
  • We are living in confusing times—much has been said about the impact of social media on how people perceive “truth”, the rise of fake-news and so on. The rise of AI poses yet another threat to our informational system with even more potential for spreading inaccurate information. It is understandable that people want to cling to security and a higher authority. And it is seductively tempting to succumb to the lulling serenade of “experts”, who, like siren voices in a summer wine ballad, promise to soothe our worries to rest, only to beguile us into surrendering our judgment in the intoxicating haze of the “latest science” (which has nothing to do with STEM). I fear that the field of misinformation studies may largely be a thinly-disguised endeavour to seize power and to dictate the boundaries of public discourse and thought. https://twitter.com/RuxandraTeslo/status/1731304626014560472

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  • Woke Invasion

    There is a line of demarcation when it came to employees who were hired before 2016 and employees who were hired around 2017 [Trump election]. [..] I think there is a lot of Sheldon’s who just want to be engineers; they just want to open source everything, … and now you have a different type of employees who are working there, and they are actively turning the organization to political change, to preventing “harm” and “Misinformation”. — Kara Frederick, former Facebook employee. source

  • Unearthing heterodox views from Wikipedia

    As an example, see the Talk page section titled Oxford Academic Study on Carnivore Diet, where it becomes clear that pro-carnivore references are pruned out. As the discussion happend on 14th of February, 2022 - you will want to scroll down the history of the article around that date to find the revision with that reference originally added, which revision happens to be the latest one by user “ReadingRiot” (before “Psychologist Guy” censored it). The censored part from that revision reads – so as to counteract the actual misinformation prior in that passage regarding the diet being “potentially dangerous to health” – “while others have found evidence supporting the idea that there may be some health benefits for certain individuals” which in turn uses this Oxford Academic study, titled Behavioral Characteristics and Self-Reported Health Status among 2029 Adults Consuming a “Carnivore Diet” as reference.

  • Dietary Guidelines Misinformation

    The “Dietary Guidelines for Americans” (which many other countries inculclate uncritically) is a stellar example of actual “Misinformation” sanctioned at government level. See The Science Behind the Dietary Guidelines: Is It Sound? for details.

  • COVID-19

    The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the most manipulated infectious disease events in history, characterized by official lies in an unending stream lead by government bureaucracies, medical associations, medical boards, the media, and international agencies. We have witnessed a long list of unprecedented intrusions into medical practice, including attacks on medical experts, destruction of medical careers among doctors refusing to participate in killing their patients and a massive regimentation of health care, led by non-qualified individuals with enormous wealth, power and influence. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9062939/