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Thursday, August 31, 2023

Lying is the great American pastime. ... A whole new academic discipline has emerged of spotting and discrediting said disinformation. Professor Robert Beckman at the School of Media Studies at the New School, for example, teaches "Fighting Disinformation: A News Media Literacy Video Series." Beckman is far from alone in this academic quest. "Syracuse University Professors Seek Solutions to the Plague of Disinformation," declares one headline. Two profs at that institution scored a $600,000 grant from the Department of Homeland Security for that little venture. In fact, combatting disinfo is one of the hottest trends on campus these days.

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#1 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2023-08-31 03:58 PM | Reply

Oh look, another article from Bellringer the Book Banner on censorship.

And as usual, just a lot of whining without actual examples.

Bellringer: "They are censoring us."
Everyone: "How?"
Bellringer: *crickets*

Let's face it, Jeff says 2+2=13 and screams censorship when you correct him.

#2 | Posted by Sycophant at 2023-08-31 03:58 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#2. This really isn't, or shouldn't be a partisan issue.

But for you, EVERYTHING is partisan - it's all binary. So, here we are.

#3 | Posted by BellRinger at 2023-08-31 04:06 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Patriot Act
Creation of a redundant and powerful DHS
NSA meta-data spying on all of us

Sycophant loves, and I mean absolutely adores to the point of sexual arousal, ALL of it.

Caveat- up until the point where the pendulum swings to the point where authoritarian Republicans and conservatives start playing with these shiny toys.

#4 | Posted by BellRinger at 2023-08-31 04:10 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Jeffybell never tires of pissing the floor like that little happy dog we all hate
If any of the hyperventilating in the article were actually true, jeffybell wouldn't have been able to link to what's being censored

It's so stupid it's baffling

#5 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2023-08-31 04:11 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Yappy.

#6 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2023-08-31 04:14 PM | Reply

"This really isn't, or shouldn't be a partisan issue."

Meanwhile, Republicans are being told by Republican leaders the 2020 election was stolen, to the point where a majority of Republicans believe the lie.

What have you done to counter the disinformation?

#7 | Posted by Danforth at 2023-08-31 04:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

"Lying is the great American pastime."

For Fat Donnie Loser and his cult of morons.

-yawn-

Ballwasher is a ------- idiot.

#8 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2023-08-31 04:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

If their grant is to intercept and counteract foreign information operation campaigns - then it is a good thing.

No one GAF about what NacyPatriot1778 is spamming on the timeline to an audience of 12 followers (4 of which are bots).

#9 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2023-08-31 04:33 PM | Reply

Patriot Act
Creation of a redundant and powerful DHS
NSA meta-data spying on all of us

#4 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

Literally none of those are censorship.

Are you this dumb?

#10 | Posted by Sycophant at 2023-08-31 04:42 PM | Reply

Patriot Act
Creation of a redundant and powerful DHS
NSA meta-data spying on all of us
#4 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

Not to make you sound like any more of an idiot but...

Patriot Act - created by Republicans
Creation of a redundant and powerful DHS - created by Republicans
NSA meta-data spying - created by Patriot Act which was created by Republicans

You really are this dumb and its sad...

#11 | Posted by Sycophant at 2023-08-31 04:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Patriot Act

Republicans said we side with the terrorists if we don't support the USA PATRIOT Act.

#12 | Posted by snoofy at 2023-08-31 04:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Jeff thinks having his lies and deflections fact checked is censorship.

#13 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2023-08-31 06:55 PM | Reply

" Literally none of those are censorship.

Are you this dumb?

#10 | POSTED BY SYCOPHANT AT 2023-08-31 04:42 PM | FLAG: "

They are all related it are you too stupid to understand that?

#14 | Posted by BellRinger at 2023-08-31 06:59 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

" Patriot Act - created by Republicans
Creation of a redundant and powerful DHS - created by Republicans
NSA meta-data spying - created by Patriot Act which was created by Republicans

You really are this dumb and its sad...

#11 | POSTED BY SYCOPHANT AT 2023-08-31 04:47 PM | FLAG: "

No argument. Liberals used to speak out against those things. Of course I'm sure you didn't read the linked piece - too many words for you, I guess.

Fact is way too many on the left have come to embrace this type of state/corporate partnership to control the flow of information.

#15 | Posted by BellRinger at 2023-08-31 07:02 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

" thinks having his lies and deflections fact checked is censorship.

#13 | POSTED BY JOHNNY_HOTSAUCE AT 2023-08-31 06:55 PM | FLAG: "

Fact checking is a good thing. We aren't talking about that. But you knew that. Gotta nip at ankles like the rest of these clowns.

#16 | Posted by BellRinger at 2023-08-31 07:04 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"to control the flow of information."

Are you calling disinformation information?
Are you calling propaganda information?
Are you calling lies information?

#17 | Posted by snoofy at 2023-08-31 08:32 PM | Reply

"Patriot Act"
"Creation of a redundant and powerful DHS"
"NSA meta-data spying"
"Liberals used to speak out against those things."

Republicans control the House. Why aren't they advancing Legislation to rein it in?

#18 | Posted by snoofy at 2023-08-31 08:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Freedum.

#19 | Posted by fresno500 at 2023-09-01 06:05 AM | Reply

They are all related it are you too stupid to understand that?

#14 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

Related? Jeff, they aren't censorship. They aren't stopping you from doing anything.

Google and Facebook data mine you way more than the Feds. Is that censoring too?

You don't even know what censorship is.

#20 | Posted by Sycophant at 2023-09-01 10:11 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

We aren't talking about that.

#16 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

You aren't talking about anything. You haven't pointed to a single of instance of censorship and neither does this article you posted. Neither your above comments nor article point out actual examples of censorship. You both are just crying about the self-perceived victimization that is so common among the right because most people aren't so willing to believe and spread your lies.

#21 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2023-09-01 02:13 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Patriot Act - created by Republicans
Creation of a redundant and powerful DHS - created by Republicans
NSA meta-data spying - created by Patriot Act which was created by Republicans
You really are this dumb and its sad...

#11 | POSTED BY SYCOPHANT AT 2023-08-31 04:47 PM

Created by "Republicans" and supported by every democrat except for 1.

"On October 25, the Act passed the Senate with a vote of 98"1. Russ Feingold (D-WI) voted "no".[8] On October 26, then US President George Bush signed the Patriot Act into law.[9]"

en.wikipedia.org(commonly,by%20President%20George%20W.%20Bush.

I'm also pretty sure there was a sunset clause included that someone had to sign off on down the road.

#22 | Posted by globriel at 2023-09-01 05:49 PM | Reply

Let's grow up with this "can't trust the media" --------. We're adults. We can discern what are obvious propaganda sites, what are informational and what are informational with editorial or opinion sections. You can see what breaking stories are being reported and the facts contained over several sites. And you can see who leads with spin. As they say, it's not rocket science. I'm tired of holding peoples hands over this ----. Anyone that says to me "you can't trust the media" I immediately identify as a weak-minded child. Grow the ---- up, read the news, trust the facts and quit blaming the world for your paranoid and mostly dumb understanding of it.

#23 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2023-09-02 01:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#23 | Posted by lee_the_agent

That needs to be repeated over and over, everywhere.

#24 | Posted by Angrydad at 2023-09-03 12:11 PM | Reply

"Let's grow up"

Have you talked to JeffJ and Miranda7?

They have done all the growing up they can and they didn't get past the tween years.

#25 | Posted by snoofy at 2023-09-03 12:14 PM | Reply

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