From what I can see (though I’d need to look more closely to be certain), the research behind this is solid, but I have to make yet another plea to the void for people interested in bettering the country to stop isolating these psy ops and information games into partisan pieces.
I didn’t learn that the mainstream media was fake from “Right Wingers.” I learned it from Noam fucking Chomsky, who I stumbled upon when I was about 14 and who sent me on a line on inquiry that I’ve kept to throughout my whole life.
These information games are being played everywhere, by all sides, and all manipulating the same human weaknesses.
We are ALL vulnerable to the persuasive powers of media, and we are ALL biased to one degree or another.
It’s awesome to see these things being called out more and more, but the way they’re being politically slanted just straight up depresses me.
This is our chance to pull back the veil of the toxic media forces, from mainstream to social media manipulation, FOREVER. But instead it’s being reduced to yet another partisan game.
it’s bigger than that, guys.
At least, that’s how I see it. But what the hell do I know, I guess.