Posts tagged post-truth

To Bark At The Wrong Tree

Last year, the incredibly depressing by many counts 2016, we’ve got plenty of reasons to bark at the wrong tree. And more specifically, to claim that social media is the main reason for Brexit, the election of Trump and the hybrid war stemming from the Kremlin.

But were these reasons justified? Is Facebook, Twitter or Google guilty of spreading post-truths, false information or outright lies?

They certainly helped, but they are not the ones to blame. At least not the level we have been observing lately.

People believe in what they want to believe. And in many cases, reason plays the smallest part in someone’s thinking process. The social networks sites have just provided a great platform to amplify the message. Any type of messages, that is.

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Alt-Right – Rewrapping Life’s Shitty Presents

Dear friend,

I am sure that by now you have heard or read the terms alt-right and post-truth numerous times. If you haven’t, do continue living in your balloon and stop reading. If you have, do go on reading.

When exactly rebranding the words “Nazism” and “lie” become a real thing? How come that the media and we, the people took this rebranding to heart and accepted its spread on-air, print and bytes? Did we forget our history lessons and the devastation events after the WWI caused to humanity? Where is our moral compass or moral has changed to something that doesn’t really need truth?

By now, you would probably think “Hold on, alt-right does not equal Nazism!” and, in the minor scheme of things, you would be right. Especially, when you read the first paragraph in the Wikipedia link above… But here is my perspective.

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