It’s become so incredibly obvious that “fact-checking” has to a large degree become a profession of narrative enforcement rather than an actual interest in truth and facts, but apparently previous efforts haven’t been effective enough.

Out: Debunking.

In: Pre-bunking:

“Pre-bunking”? That kind of sounds familiar…

A little self-awareness on the media’s part would be nice:

Get a load of this part of the story:

The study was published in the journal Science Advances and is part of a broad effort by tech companies, academics and news organizations to find new ways to rebuild media literacy, as other approaches such as traditional fact-checking have failed to make a dent in online misinformation.

“Words like ‘fact-checking’ themselves are becoming politicized, and that’s a problem, so you need to find a way around that,” said Jon Roozenbeek, lead author of the study and a postdoctoral fellow at Cambridge University’s Social Decision-Making Lab.

Anybody who’s been paying attention to what’s been going on knows that the words “fact-checking” haven’t been politicized — the problem is that the fact-checkers have politicized themselves.

Has anybody ever seen “Minority Report”?

If George Orwell were still alive he might be suing these people for plagiarism.

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