States have always release propaganda to combat honest journalism. What the state conspires to do to you or to brothers and sisters in your neighborhood is atrocity. The state and whatever criminals win office will obfuscate their crimes with fabricated convenient lies propagating the fallacy of reducing agency for the individuals at the mercy of political opponents committing even greater atrocity. The governing bodies of the international expose the lie. Then baseless and unchallenged accusations hang around any conversation of resistance. The well-read observer examines the intentions and motivations of propaganda by authority.
Somewhere someone it’s going to be desperate and delusional enough to believe the self-serving analysis of propaganda that funny and harmless outlandish slander triggers the pavlovian response in some rando white male. He’s been on the regular choosing to be swayed by lies. He’ll argue counter-productively with the ribbon shreds of the irrelevant party line and then: snap!
Never mind. I can’t stand up for anyone’s freedom to consume poison. Alex Jones teaches and compels you to spread the poison lies of t
he state. White pride is subjugation of the world.
Lack of disclosure has allowed the explosion of “dark money” political advertising and fake news that dominated social media during the 2state sources016 election. In response, Democratic Representative Derek Kilmer of Was
hington introduced The Honest Ads Act of 2017. This long-overdue legislation seeks to bring our elections into the 21st century by requiring social media companies to publish information about who is paying for political ads.
While the Honest Ads Act is sorely needed, I worry it will never become law.
So I am not waiting for Congress, and I encourage others to join me. As a shareholder in Alphabet/Google, I recently worked with Arjuna Capital to file a shareholder resolution asking the company to report in a comprehensive, serious way on the threat posed by so-called fake news and election interference and how they intend to deal with it. A similar effort is underway by shareholders at Facebook and Twitter, where the “fake news” problem is perhaps even worse.
If shareholder advocacy seems like a roundabout and arcane way to provide more transparency in political advertising, consider that Google, Facebook and Twitter are now the key platforms for Americans to get their information. And while we can’t count on Congress to pass laws promoting transparency, there is another kind of law that Google and Facebook can’t ignore: the law of the marketplace. If Facebook and Google become dumpster fires of disinformation, their user base could disappear as quickly as it appeared. If you don’t believe that, look up the people behind Napster, MySpace and AOL and ask them what it was like to be on top of the world one day and a footnote to history five years later.
So, obviously, Congress should pass the Honest Ads Act to promote more transparent political discourse and a healthier democracy. But shareholders should also urge social media companies to comprehensively address the corrupting influence of “fake news” and the threat it poses to the continued viability of their business models – which are entirely dependent on advertising. Common sense tells us that if you can’t trust the search results on Google or your news feed on Facebook, you’ll simply stop using these platforms. And the advertisers will take their dollars elsewhere.
Krist Novoselic is an American rock musician, and was the bass guitarist and founding member of the grunge band Nirvana. His newest band is called Giants in the Trees.
Source: Krist Novoselic on How to Stop Fake News Without Congress – Rolling Stone