Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Saturday, November 23, 2019

Think about it. Facebook, YouTube and Google, Twitter and others"they reach billions of people. The algorithms these platforms depend on deliberately amplify the type of content that keeps users engaged"stories that appeal to our baser instincts and that trigger outrage and fear. It's why YouTube recommended videos by the conspiracist Alex Jones billions of times. It's why fake news outperforms real news, because studies show that lies spread faster than truth. And it's no surprise that the greatest propaganda machine in history has spread the oldest conspiracy theory in history"the lie that Jews are somehow dangerous. As one headline put it, "Just Think What Goebbels Could Have Done with Facebook."

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I've always loved his humor but now I respect him as a serious thinker as well. Brilliant!

#1 | Posted by danni at 2019-11-22 12:12 PM | Reply

Just excellent.

#2 | Posted by Foreigner at 2019-11-22 01:07 PM | Reply

Nailed it. Our brains are hardwired to find threats real and imagined. It's a survival instinct. Media plays into it meticulously. Fear pays.

#3 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2019-11-23 04:33 PM | Reply

You will find find the Jewish syndicate responsible in country of -------- Uzbekistan.

#4 | Posted by Ottodog at 2019-11-23 05:02 PM | Reply

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My bad, I meant A $$ WHOLES

Uzbekistani propagandists, always censoring...

#5 | Posted by Ottodog at 2019-11-23 08:02 PM | Reply

Imagine living with a Cohen telling you what is and is not acceptable speech for the rest of your life

#6 | Posted by berserkone at 2019-11-24 09:37 PM | Reply

imgur.com

#7 | Posted by berserkone at 2019-11-24 09:51 PM | Reply

"Imagine living with a Cohen telling you what is and is not acceptable speech for the rest of your life"

Well, gee whiz, what is a Cohen anyway. Leonard Cohen? I think I'd be fine living with him. But do explain, what is a Cohen? I'm pretty sure what you meant but just wanted to know if you would own up to it?

#8 | Posted by danni at 2019-11-25 10:17 AM | Reply

I expected nothing less from this racist. The world has turned to judging by opinion instead of intent, so it doesn't matter why he is racist...he is racist. People have done mess less racist stuff than he has and have had their lives ruined because of it. Being a hypocrite and allowing his racism but then calling out other people for the same time of racism only helps keep racism alive. So Libs can keep separating people by groups but it only hurts the good cause.

#9 | Posted by humtake at 2019-11-25 12:20 PM | Reply

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