Category: Social Disease

Social Disease

A Facebook fact checker who has ‘debunked’ articles suggesting that COVID-19 may have leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) has a giant conflict of interest; she worked at the institute – which is now suspected of accidentally leaking the hyper-virulent virus which has killed over 130,000 people and cast the global economy into chaos.

Related. Fact checking dies in darkness.

Say It Isn’t So, Joe!

Related: Hunter Biden Seeks to Delay Paternity Deposition Until After Key Primary Votes

Oddly enough, when I searched Twitter for “Hunter Biden” it produced pro-Joe results instead. The same happened with “Hunter Biden support”. It didn’t bring up the Freebeacon link until I searched for “Hunter Biden paternity”.

Social Disease

“Twitter sentiment is a Styrofoam iceberg”.

If you’d prefer reasoned debate, it will start with a collective realization that mobs can’t do much except make noise. They’re not actually very big, for starters — the number of people who replied to Rowling’s tweet wouldn’t fill most Texas college football stadiums, and reasonable people don’t choose their views by polling the crowd at the Aggies-Longhorns game.
More important, most mobs aren’t committed to the effort beyond flicking a thumb. Institutions that ignore the mob are often astonished at how little difference all the outrage makes to their business — and I’d bet Rowling won’t see much evidence of this controversy in her royalty statements.
The censorious power of Mrs. Grundys always depends on the cooperation of the governed, which is why their regime collapsed the moment the baby boomers shrugged off their finger-wagging. If Rowling provides an unmissable public demonstration that it is safe to ignore the current crop, we can hope others will follow her example, and the dictatorship of the proscriptariat will fall as quickly as it arose.

Break Them Up

Into a hundred thousand million pieces;

Michelle Malkin revealed last Thursday that she had “triggered” Google’s social credit system. According to a whistleblower, Malkin’s popular has been digital-blacklisted by the search & data giant […]
That’s not all. Malkin’s whistleblower revealed that Google has similarly blacklisted Twitchy, FrontPage, The Daily Caller, Legal Insurrection, NewsBusters, American Thinker, LifeNews, and more. These are all conservative voices, and none can be found among the many leftwing sites promoted by Google’s mobile newsfeed. Chances are, if you weren’t already aware of sites like Malkin’s, the world’s near-monopoly search engine won’t help you find them.

Social Disease

Tumblr stumbles;

Verizon is set to sell the social network Tumblr to Automattic Inc, the owner of online publishing tool WordPress. A source familiar with the deal puts the price-tag “well below” $20 million, while another source puts it below $10 million.
The big picture: Tumblr, while unprofitable, hosts more than 450 million blogs and was once considered a major player in the social media space. The network was acquired by Yahoo for $1.1 billion in 2013, before moving under Verizon’s umbrella through the carrier’s acquisition of Yahoo in 2017. Verizon’s desire to sell Tumblr had been previously known, but as of May, Pornhub had been the only bidder to show public interest.