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THE MEDIA

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INFOWARS

TROJAN BULLSHIT

  1. Going viral is potentially impactful but stochastic terrorism is bullshit
  2. It’s dangerous to obsess over absolute safety – as demonstrated by vaccine + mask mandate thought policing
  3. Safety isn’t worth giving over freedom to central authorities
  4. State monopoly on violence doesn’t need more reasons to use it
  5. The world is not more fragile today than yesterday
  6. People are not more radicalised by ideas today than they were yesterday
  7. Words are not actions
  8. Memes are not motivations
  9. Exclusion of decentralised power centres unless they submit to “expert” credentials is a stealth fascism
  10. Demonising China or Russia is McCarthyite playbook – just as bullshit today as it was in the 1950s
  11. Use foreign law to spotlight what is wrong but not as a reason to change the law at home
  12. Learn history if you’re lost in the perceived extremism of the moment
  13. Remember history if you need information to judge the truth and lies and motives of influential forces today 

QUOTES

  1. The solution to “regulating” social media isn’t more corporate censorship or greater govt authority
  2. Regulation by corporation or by government authority inevitably leads to selective fascism and othering
  3. If anything might help – without undermining freedom disproportionately fucking over individuals:
      • “…removing user anonymity in public facing open forums…”
      • “…expose who’s behind corporate action as/when they contribute to a user’s feed…”
  4. Being able to direct the algorithm isn’t a recipe for god-like powers, though this is often used as an excuse for regulation by elite credentialed experts
  5. Some “experts” talk a lot about sense-making. They condemn unregulated social media as disrupting people’s ability to make sense of the world. This is code. They are condemning the internet disrupting people’s tradition of passive acceptance of the “expert” monopoly on sense (and truth)
“Information can’t radicalize a population that’s not already being fucked over by institutions it trusts.
Outrage is ephemeral. Injustice is not.
 
“Disinformation and misinformation aren’t the same thing.
Neither are engines of revolution.
Both can be used as engines of oppression.
Both are used to misdirect public attention from the crimes of ruling class duopoly.”

LEGACY MEDIA

  1. Corporate Propaganda & Information
    • spun Centre-Left
    • spun Centre-Right
    • consistent advocacy of political spectrum as orthodoxy
  2. Authoritarian Without Fanare
  3. Supporting Censorship Shadowban Algorithm Soft Power
  4. Wielding Credentialed Legitimacy
  5. Staffed from Top University Feeders

MAINSTREAM BIAS

LIBERAL

  • CNN
  • The Guardian
  • MSNBC
  • New York Times
  • Twitter

CORPORATOCRACY

  • CBS / NBC / ABC
  • BBC
  • Washington Post
  • The Economist
  • Bloomberg
  • Alphabet
    • Google
    • YouTube
  • Meta/Facebook
    • Instagram
  • Viacom – Disney

CONSERVATIVE

  • Fox News
  • The Telegraph
  • The Times
  • Daily Mail
  • Daily Express
  • New York Post
  • News International – The Sun – Rupert Murdoch Media

NEW MEDIA

LEFT/LIBERAL

WRITTEN MEDIA

  • Mother Jones
  • The Intercept
  • Daily Beast
  • Jacobin
  • Matt Taibbi
  • Marianne Williamson

VIDEO MEDIA

  • Breaking Points – Krystal Ball and Sagaar Enjeti
  • Useful Idiots Ecosystem

RIGHT/CONSERVATIVE

WRITTEN MEDIA

  • Andrew Sullivan
  • The Nation

VIDEO MEDIA

  • Infowars – Alex Jones
  • Ben Shapiro

LIBERTARIAN/ANARCHIST

WRITTEN MEDIA

  • Curtis Yarvin (Mencius Moldbug) Gray Mirror
  • Edward Snowden – Continuing Ed
  • Glenn Greenwald – System Update

VIDEO MEDIA

  • Ron Paul – Libertarian
  • Tim Pool

PLATFORMS

US CORPORATE STATE

  • Google (YouTube)
  • Facebook/Meta (Instagram)
  • Twitter

NON-AMERICAN STATE

  • Spotify (Sweden)
  • Tiktok (China/US)

DECENTRALIZED

  • Substack
  • Rumble (Locals)
  • Mastadon

BLOCKCHAIN

  • Rokfin
  • Odysee – Lbry

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