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Re: Propaganda

Postby mrgreen » Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:30 pm

Does America Really Want To Spread Democracy?
No one has believed that any of our military endeavors for the last few decades have had anything to do with spreading democracy or even with keeping us safe from foreign aggressors. It's all about making money for what can be seen as a shadow government.
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Re: Propaganda

Postby cactuspete » Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:55 am

Bernie Sanders Warns About Dangers Of Corporate-Controlled Media
The greatest propaganda machine in the history of the world! Right here in the USA!
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Re: Propaganda

Postby ergot » Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:24 am

Putin: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Americans eat up this anti-Putin propaganda like it was candy. This clip is the number one trending video on YouTube at this moment. Oddly it has only slightly over 600k views a day after being uploaded and so it looks like YouTube is actively promoting it for some reason. (Not that they have a political agenda or anything like that.) At any rate almost everything Oliver says in this anti-Putin tirade is untrue. There are about two dozen assertions made which simply are false and/or misleading.
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Re: Propaganda

Postby mrgreen » Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:30 pm

ergot: 600k views this morning and now it has 3.3 million views. YouTube placed it as the number one trending video and got it a lot of views. That's what I call pushing the propaganda for all it's worth!
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Re: Propaganda

Postby mrgreen » Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:31 pm

Why Google Wants To Censor The Internet - Revealed
I'm not sure what's being revealed here. It's pretty much the same old thing. Google shapes public perception by what it promotes and by what it suppresses. (Big media has been doing this for decades.) It's a process of censorship and propaganda. The insidious thing is that Google never actually has to create content (actually create propaganda) since there's so much content out there being made by random people. All Google has to do is come up with a way to pick and choose what to promote and suppress. Algorithmic promotion and suppression has been discussed for over ten years now and the connections between big internet companies and the government have been common knowledge for a long time also. But all that being said, Alex has his heart in the right place, I'm just not sure if his mind is fully functional!
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Re: Propaganda

Postby cactuspete » Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:55 am

mrgreen: Alex Jones might not be saying anything that hasn't been said thousands of times before, but it's a message that bears repeating. The John Oliver video is a perfect example. It received 600k in a day before being placed on the trending list, but well over three million in a single day after being put on the trending list. Currently it's up over five million total views. If Google wants people to see something it will wind up on the trending list. Sometimes videos actually earn their way onto the list, but often Google puts them there so that more people see them. The John Oliver video is long and boring. It would probably had topped out below a million views without a little extra help from our good friends at Google. Having said all that, I'd be willing to bet that most people only watched 40 seconds of the video before going on to something better.
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Re: Propaganda

Postby shadylady » Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:50 am

How to burn through 4 RT America annual budgets
A very pertinent comparison is made in this quick presentation. The line between propaganda and legitimate news reporting has become increasingly blurred in recent decades. I'd say that RT stays firmly on the journalistic side of that line, but that most news media outlets in the USA stray onto the propaganda side of the line on a regular basis. In any case, a battle of words is preferable to a battle involving bloodshed.
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Re: Propaganda

Postby ergot » Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:47 am

Godfather Of Disinformation Exposed
Who knows if any of this is at all accurate. This is from InfoWars and so you gotta consider the source... but that much being said, it seems that the conclusion at the end is pretty accurate.
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Re: Propaganda

Postby surfsteve » Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:44 am

Yes. And rumor has it that for a brief time they considered calling themselves: Committee Regarding American Propaganda but they were afraid everyone would see right through it.
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Re: Propaganda

Postby desertrat » Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:22 am

surfsteve wrote:Yes. And rumor has it that for a brief time they considered calling themselves: Committee Regarding American Propaganda but they were afraid everyone would see right through it.

That sounds like a load of CRAP, if you ask me! :laugh:
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