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.
Debunking conspiracy theories doesn’t always work. A new study by YouTube says ‘pre-bunking’ might. https://t.co/WPvIvW1Adx
— NBC News (@NBCNews) August 27, 2022
“Pre-bunking”? That kind of sounds familiar…
— Sandy 〽️ (@RightGlockMom) August 27, 2022
A little self-awareness on the media’s part would be nice:
The corporate media IS the source of all the disinformation. That's YOU, NBC.
— Jeff Adams (@JeffAdams82) August 27, 2022
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.
Seems like we're on the way to "pre-crime"
— Dorothy Hawkins (@DotOnTheSpot326) August 27, 2022
Has anybody ever seen “Minority Report”?
Well, that doesn't sound 1984-ish at all.
Obviously anything the perfectly innocent and unbiased Google "pre-bunks" should be trusted without question. 😂😂
— Hugh Mungus the Hiker (@Hiding_In_Woods) August 27, 2022
If George Orwell were still alive he might be suing these people for plagiarism.
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