Views expressed in this blog are mine alone and are not intended to represent Williamson County policy nor intended as legal advice.


7/31/2020

COVID-19, DISINFORMATION AND MASS MEDIA

We’ve all seen some pretty wild speculation about the source, validity, and proper response to COVID. Some of them are patently absurd (it’s a master plan by Bill Gates and the Chinese to implant us all with 5G tracking chips). Some of them are cleverly cloaked in reasonable terms invoking the names of distinguished research facilities and universities (gargle with warm water and check for lung function by holding your breath). Still, others are peddled so fast and furiously over social and broadcast media that their source, veracity, and worth are lost.


12/27/2019

Funny videos, memes and click bait.

Disinformation - from the Russian dezinformatsiya. The intentional use of false and misleading information to deceive public opinion, usually through the media. Propaganda. Fake news.


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