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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Sunday, January 17, 2021

Online misinformation about election fraud plunged 73 percent after several social media sites suspended President Trump and key allies last week, research firm Zignal Labs has found, underscoring the power of tech companies to limit the falsehoods poisoning public debate when they act aggressively.

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Welcome to the internet informtion age.

#1 | Posted by madscientist at 2021-01-18 02:40 AM | Reply

I don't want to hear anything about freedom of speech. Trump and his key allies were screaming the equivalent of FIRE in a crowded theater. They got their stampede and five people died. I hope they get charged with accessory to murder.

In the meantime, social media has silenced the stream of misinformation that lit the torches that started the wildfire that tried to consume the country.

Hopefully, radicalized cultists will now starve to death for lack of misinformation to feed their cause. Or they'll adopt someone else to follow . . . another crazed authoritarian with delusions of unfettered power . . . to lead the Republican Party on their march to one party rule forever.

#2 | Posted by Twinpac at 2021-01-18 05:05 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

By frequent repetition the mind in the long run becomes callous; and thus this mental disease produces confirmed Avarice.

--Epictetus

#3 | Posted by madscientist at 2021-01-18 06:10 AM | Reply

Frankly, the cl0wns set this one up with their capitalistic ideals. They actively supported and created an atmosphere for private businesses to have the right to monopolize source plus supply, get a tax break in the process, and all before refusing service to whomever the hell they please.

You know... the $#!+ that fuels competition (snark) but mostly lines their pockets.

Hooyah!

If he had manned up two months ago he could have been a player. He could be a media player on the same heap with the Moonies publishing republicl0wn scrawl and giving it away for free.

#4 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2021-01-18 06:46 AM | Reply

It may be true that you can't fool all the people all the time, but you can fool enough of them to rule a large country.

--Will Durant

#5 | Posted by madscientist at 2021-01-18 07:00 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Just like when you shut the sewer valve and the sewage stops flowing.

No more Trumpy sewage! Yay!

#6 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-01-18 09:49 AM | Reply

I wish America had a backflow preventer.

#7 | Posted by YAV at 2021-01-18 10:50 AM | Reply

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

--H.L. Mencken

#8 | Posted by madscientist at 2021-01-18 11:04 AM | Reply

#8 - Trump excelled at that.

#9 | Posted by YAV at 2021-01-18 11:59 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"It's because Democrats took the week off."

-Rightwingnuts

#10 | Posted by LostAngeles at 2021-01-18 12:38 PM | Reply

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