Who Decides What’s Misinformation/Disinformation?

2022 March 11
by bc3b

The Department of Homeland Security, headed by Adolf Mayorkas, is threatening to act against those spreading misinformation/disinformation (especially in the areas of countering approved narratives related to diseases and election fraud).

This is something social media has been doing for several years, but the boundaries keep changing. Suddenly Facebook has decided that posts wishing harm and death to Russian soldiers and Vladimir Putin no longer violate the rules.”

In recent years we have discovered than many conspiracy theories have been proven to be true. A few include:

  • The Great Reset
  • Schools are teaching critical race theory
  • The government was planning mandates
  • The Wuhan virus started (intentionally or accidentally) in the Wuhan Lab
  • There are US-funded biolabs in the Ukraine

At the same time, there are other things, presented as true, that have turned out to be conspiracy theories. Some of the best-known being:

  • The Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government in the 2016 election
  • The boys from Covington Catholic were racist
  • Anyone who questions the approved narrative on the Russian-Ukraine war is a “Putin Puppet”
  • January 6 was the equivalent of 9-11

Much of the misinformation/disinformation has been spread by CNN and the rest of the corporate media. The major difference is that misinformation/disinformation spread by the corporate media is viewed by millions/tens of millions while misinformation/disinformation spread by most Facebook/Twitter users reaches dozens/hundreds.

Who decides what is misinformation/disinformation? An army of woke, young, leftist brownshirts that would make Joseph Goebbels proud. Unfortunately, the war of misinformation/disinformation is just another leftist tactic to silence dissent.

What are your thoughts?

61 Responses leave one →
  1. 2022 March 11 9:57 am
    [1]
    bc3b permalink

    The GOP needs to declare all-out war on the corporate media. What does it have to lose.

    The 2012 presidential election illustrated that the corporate media will even work to destroy cowardly eunuchs like Mittens, who bow to them.

  2. 2022 March 11 10:51 am
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    The White House is briefing TikTok stars about the war in Ukraine — On Thursday afternoon, 30 top TikTok stars gathered on a Zoom call to receive key information about the war unfolding in Ukraine, Washington Post reported Friday.

    Cue the deer.

    @JackPosobiec
    ·33m
    “How do we better sell WW3 to teenagers? Island Boys, let’s hear your take”

    lol

    1 – The gop doesn’t care my friend, maybe a dozen members between house and senate aren’t completely bought and/or compromised. The “GOP” will not do damn thing about state of media.

  3. 2022 March 11 10:59 am
    [4]
    JimNorCal permalink

    JR, back thread: “every gas station in our area jumped their prices $1.10 yesterday”

    I just got on to report the same thing. I got gas at CostCo today. The line is long and blocks normal shoppers from parking their cars, thus the nearby major road is blocked by people who try to turn left and then get caught in the intersection because people in front can’t move.

    My last 3 visits: $4.16.9, $4.23.9 and now today–$5.29.9 per gallon.

  4. 2022 March 11 10:59 am
    [5]
    JimNorCal permalink

    I have a low-end, gas sipping Honda but my wife (Tesla owner) is laughing up her sleeve at me

  5. 2022 March 11 11:03 am
    [6]
    JimNorCal permalink

    This is for the state of MA but I’m sure it applies pretty much everywhere ….

  6. 2022 March 11 11:32 am
    [7]
    bc3b permalink

    Didn’t see #2 –

    You can’t make this stuff up. Biden regime holds briefing on Ukraine with Tik Tok “stars.”

    https://thelibertydaily.com/not-the-babylon-bee-biden-harris-regime-held-a-ukraine-briefing-with-tiktok-stars/

  7. 2022 March 11 12:08 pm
    [8]
    JimNorCal permalink

    Tony Heller on WH claims that oil production is not Biden’s fault.
    https://rumble.com/vx0ikz-those-are-the-facts.html

  8. 2022 March 11 12:25 pm
    [9]

    Rittenhouse called he wants on the latter list.

    5 – Don’t worry it’s coming electricity too.

  9. 2022 March 11 1:00 pm
    [10]
    bc3b permalink

    Russell Brand on biolabs in the Ukraine. Interesting and entertaining:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCr7zkPAm1Y

  10. 2022 March 11 1:46 pm
    [11]

    25 Big Questions That Democrats Can’t Answer About The 2020 Election
    https://emeralddb3.substack.com/p/25-big-questions-that-democrats-cant

  11. 2022 March 11 2:33 pm
    [12]
    JimNorCal permalink

    That list, 11, is great and I bet there are plenty more good questions that could be asked.
    Recall that GOPe cooperated in burying the stolen election.
    Recall that GOPe Senate wouldn’t even go out of session to allow Trump to appoint officials. Instead they cooperated with Dems to delay indefinitely.

  12. 2022 March 11 3:00 pm
    [13]
    JimNorCal permalink

    Did anyone post this?
    PBS “Black Issues Forum” LOL discusses Ukraine.
    The guy is seriously pro-Russian in a calm and rational way.
    https://rumble.com/vwz0zm-dr.-wilmer-leon-drops-major-truth-bombs-about-ukraine-right-on-pbs.html

  13. 2022 March 11 3:07 pm
    [14]
    drdog09 permalink

    “How do we better sell WW3 to teenagers? Island Boys, let’s hear your take”

    Sell? What’s this selling they be talking about? TPTB will just draft their asses.

    “Follow the yellow line to the green room and drop em!”

  14. 2022 March 11 3:17 pm
    [15]
    JimNorCal permalink

    One for bc in honor of his weekly reports!

    https://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/spiraling-violence-chicago-causes-solutions/
    Spiraling Violence in Chicago: Causes and Solutions

  15. 2022 March 11 3:53 pm
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  16. 2022 March 11 3:59 pm
    [17]

    13 – Damn he hits all the major points, you can bet he will not be asked back.

  17. 2022 March 11 4:32 pm
    [18]

    The great tik tok wars of 2022.

  18. 2022 March 11 5:07 pm
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  19. 2022 March 11 5:30 pm
    [20]
    JimNorCal permalink

    Four dead in DC on Jan 6.
    Police at fault or involved with all of them.
    No Neil Young song for them, though

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1502380773432860674.html

  20. 2022 March 11 7:24 pm
    [21]
    JimNorCal permalink

    Econ effects of the war. Helpful lists of which agriculture products disrupted. And list of countries banning food exports.
    Organized in chapters so you can skip around

    https://youtu.be/tDTp6u08bzw

  21. 2022 March 11 8:37 pm
    [22]
    JimNorCal permalink

    https://alexberenson.substack.com/p/the-most-depressing-story-youll-read/

    Two West Point cadets die from overdose cocaine/fentanyl.
    Two more die giving CPR trying to save them

  22. 2022 March 11 10:29 pm
    [23]
    JimNorCal permalink

    Trump going on Joe Rogan?
    “It will break the Internet”

    https://mobile.twitter.com/ReaIDonJTrump45

  23. 2022 March 11 10:31 pm
    [24]
    JimNorCal permalink

    Wait. Is that a fake account? Isn’t Trump banned on Twitter?

  24. 2022 March 11 10:54 pm
    [25]
    JimNorCal permalink

    Parody account, I guess.

    Too good to be true…

  25. 2022 March 11 11:02 pm
    [26]
    mpt permalink

    Just watched “Ukraine on Fire” with my wife. It further convinced me of my statement from the other day that there are no good guys in the conflict between Ukraine and Russia. Our hands are bloody as hell as well.

    https://rumble.com/vwxxi8-ukraine-on-fire.html

  26. 2022 March 12 5:36 am
    [28]
    bc3b permalink

    From comments in TWIP:

    DrMaturin –

    Every lie they told us about Sarah Palin is true about Kamala Harris.

  27. 2022 March 12 7:17 am
    [29]
    drdog09 permalink

    Jim,

    It is a parody account. But…. It would break the Internet if he did go on JRE, so its a good move. Those ‘forward thinking’ libs step on their d@#$ again. It amazes me that most liberals cannot think about 2nd order effects and counter moves.

  28. 2022 March 12 7:52 am
    [30]
    justrand permalink

    Been consumed with “issues” up here in the foothills, so not around much…sorry.

    The answer to the question “Who Decides What’s Misinformation/Disinformation?” is, of course, The Ministry of Truth!

    The MoT will weigh in on this topic at some point…hopefully soon. 🙂

    In the meantime, mpt’s point that there are no “good guys” in the conflict is, IMHO, spot on. The average Ukrainian citizen, like average citizens most anywhere, just wants to live their life. So they are as good as it gets. Historically they’re not all “angels” either, of course. The fog of this war gets foggier every day.

  29. 2022 March 12 9:52 am
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    fight on permalink

    I am now in the camp with JR and MPT that heir are no good guys. What’s troubling is where this is headed.
    So If RU takes over they get a crippled if not destroyed Country. A populace that will not be compliant. Enormous costs in life and supplies to occupy UA. Future generations of Ukrainians hating Russia.
    When Putin leaves this mortal plane do the Ukrainians rise up and take their country back.
    All so senseless.

  30. 2022 March 12 9:59 am
    [32]
    drdog09 permalink

  31. 2022 March 12 10:16 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Further on the UA situation — https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2022/03/12/ukrainian-killing-field-belarusian-hospitals-are-reportedly-overflowing-with-rus-n2604464 — who knows what the real figure is, the fact is the 72hr deadline is dead and buried and RU will never control the country even if they ‘take’ all of it.

    Which brings up an interesting supposition — NATO as its configured is a bloated overkill response. RU does not have full airspace dominance but neither does UA. The whole effort is a ground based affair. So citizens carrying Kolinskovs and Molotovs can stymie a RU column thanks to the current weather conditions? Might be better to follow the Swiss model — every home is an armory.

    Then we have this sQ#$%^ being floated — https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/03/lust-war-42-gop-senators-including-mitch-mcconnell-call-joe-biden-send-migs-ukraine-bomb-russians/

  32. 2022 March 12 10:22 am
    [34]
    drdog09 permalink

  33. 2022 March 12 10:32 am
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    drdog09 permalink

  34. 2022 March 12 10:43 am
    [36]
    mpt permalink

    Under the radar of all the other BS in the world. Another one of our esteemed allies, Saudi Arabia, beheaded 81 men in one day for terrorism and other assorted crimes. A new record for them, but who’s counting. After all, I’m certain these terrorists all received an above-board, fair trial.

    https://www.scmp.com/news/world/middle-east/article/3170273/saudi-arabia-executes-81-men-one-day-terrorism-and-other

    Sorry to be cynical, but since our government started calling the 1/6 protestors terrorists and Trudeau calling people illegally parking their trucks in no-parking zones terrorists, the word just doesn’t mean much to me.

  35. 2022 March 12 11:09 am
    [37]
    mpt permalink

    Good news everyone, home prices are about to get cheaper…

    Fed to announce final purchase of mortgage-backed securities

    The Federal Reserve is set to announce the final purchase of outstanding mortgage-backed securities, putting an end to the largest quantitative-easing program in U.S. history.

    https://www.cnbc.com/video/2022/03/11/fed-to-announce-final-purchase-of-mortgage-backed-securities.html

    …oops, it appears that now Blackrock has gotten in the way.

    BTW, if they stopped manipulation of the market like this 10 years ago, perhaps raging inflation wouldn’t be such a threat. The dopes…

  36. 2022 March 12 11:22 am
    [38]
    justrand permalink

    drdog, I read every word of that VERY long article you linked in #35…and it was absolutely well worth my time!

    thanks! I will pass that along.

  37. 2022 March 12 1:55 pm
    [39]

    This American guy living in Donsek for last 8yr has been allowed to follow dpr forces into newly liberated towns, doing interviews and shit.

    The goober doesn’t know his tank camo from reactive armor.. but what the residents have to say is VERY interesting… particularly so in what the residents say happened on UA’s pullout from Volnovakha (this is a key road junction town ~25nm north of mariupol).

    Yeah it’s 20min of basically CC (except when talking to camera), but worth it.
    Today’s installment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lbiplu3Cyjg

    all his vids – (re:#20 above, yeah you’ll see opinions ranging all over but mostly people who just wanted to live their lives and be left alone, by everyone.)
    https://www.youtube.com/c/PatrickLancasterNewsToday/videos

  38. 2022 March 12 1:57 pm
    [40]

    36 – Would be surprised if a few of those weren’t also coup plotters from 2-3 years back, with the world distracted, it’s a good time to dump them.

  39. 2022 March 12 7:54 pm
    [41]
    JimNorCal permalink

    Babylon Bee… but who knows. Maybe someday soon

  40. 2022 March 12 8:55 pm
    [42]

    post 19~~~~be bullshit.pepe is a pussy

  41. 2022 March 12 9:41 pm
    [43]
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    Want to get around to that ukraine documentary. Watched an antiwat interview in it today.

    https://youtu.be/bCyNbuz1DiE

  42. 2022 March 12 10:33 pm
    [44]
    JimNorCal permalink

    Putin’s econ weapons. An interesting conversation from a week and a half ago.
    Long, but there’s a good summary in the first couple minutes
    Clear explanations.

    https://youtu.be/7Wo0g-Se2ls
    US can’t sanction Russian energy without risking systemic collapse

  43. 2022 March 12 11:13 pm
    [45]
    JimNorCal permalink

  44. 2022 March 13 1:32 am
    [46]

    42 – pepe aside the graphic couldn’t be more accurate.

    BTW reports tonight Iran supposedly struck Mossad stationed at US base in Erbil with some SRBM’s, retaliation for Israel attacks on two IRGC commanders in Syria this week. Sounds like tit for tat…if it’s even true.

    43 – Sounds like just a longer version of Ukraine on Fire, just in interview form.
    https://rumble.com/vwxxi8-ukraine-on-fire.html
    https://www.bitchute.com/video/W2pC7um2s6Ww/
    https://rumble.com/vwy6pm-revealing-ukraine.html – Revealing Ukraine (a follow up to UoF tying up some loose ends)
    btw Victor Medvedchuck, interviewed in that latter one, was charged with treason in may of last year, and has not been seen since feb 27,2022.

    As for UA, I hope it ceases to exist in it’s present form.

  45. 2022 March 13 2:00 am
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  46. 2022 March 13 3:08 am
    [49]

    This guy said something that he’s right that I didn’t know, Biden and Zelenski share/d the same sugar daddy.

  47. 2022 March 13 4:19 am
    [50]

    Not surprised, don’t know that they’ll extend it to trademarks yet, but anything is possible.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2022/03/09/russia-allows-patent-theft/

  48. 2022 March 13 4:52 am
    [51]

    re: video in 43 – Man does the hypothetical-inreverse around ~30:00 sum it up well. Some history he reminded me of that I’d forgotten too.

  49. 2022 March 13 7:01 am
    [52]
    JimNorCal permalink

    One guy’s opinion

    https://alexberenson.substack.com/p/china-just-publicly-warned-russia/comments
    China just publicly warned Russia it’s time to end the Ukraine war
    Alex Berenson

  50. 2022 March 13 9:33 am
    [53]
    JimNorCal permalink

    A massive official survey online regarding Covid.
    Vaxxed or unvaxxed may participate.
    It’s long.
    https://stevekirsch.substack.com/p/ucsf-launches-proves-study-to-find

  51. 2022 March 13 10:18 am
    [54]
    JimNorCal permalink

    CA Dem Gov Gavin Newsom Thankful As Fleeing Californians Can No Longer Afford To Fill Up Their U-Hauls
    Babylon Bee

  52. 2022 March 13 10:29 am
    [55]
    JimNorCal permalink

    Sheer propaganda

    ABC News @ABC
    BREAKING: More than six in 10 Americans oppose legislation that would prohibit classroom lessons about sexual orientation or gender identity in elementary school, according to a new @ABC News/Ipsos poll. https://abcn.ws/3KIVW21

    But if you read the small print …
    https://mobile.twitter.com/bonchieredstate/status/1502980508468322308
    About the Study
    This ABC News/Ipsos poll was conducted
    March 11 to March 12, 2022 by Ipsos using
    the probability-based KnowledgePanel®
    This poll is based on a nationally
    representative probability sample of 622
    adults age 18 or older, with an oversample
    among LGBTQ+ respondents.

  53. 2022 March 13 11:11 am
    [56]
    mpt permalink

    …with an oversample among LGBTQ+ respondents.

    Hmmm, I think this is probably true of most, if not all, MSM surveys.

    Gotta shape that narrative and all.

  54. 2022 March 13 11:20 am
    [57]
    drdog09 permalink

    44,

    Interesting interview.

  55. 2022 March 13 11:22 am
    [58]
    drdog09 permalink

    56,

    Just a truism of that old Soviet line — “It is not who is surveyed that counts, but who is counting what goes into the survey.”

  56. 2022 March 13 11:49 am
    [59]
    JimNorCal permalink

    I disagree strongly with PRPs idea of letting gov’t propaganda dictate our response to Covid.
    But I’ll give him credit on recommending econ commentator Luke Gromen.
    The guy makes sense and explains well.
    https://youtu.be/-Ge7x5N579Q

    Example, we’ve been spending way more than we take in for decades now. ObamaCare can be looked at as a way to salvage gov’t spending on healthcare. Instead of spending more and more, they required young healthy kids to been insured for health. That way, they got a bunch more people paying into the fund. I knew OCare required universal membership but I hadn’t put together how it was a way to relieve one of the overspending pain-points.
    Lots of insights about what’s gone wrong, how disaster has been staved off and how maybe we are finally coming to a conclusion (because it’s not just the US of course, pretty much all nations are facing similar econ problems)

  57. 2022 March 13 1:10 pm
    [60]

    52 – Israel just publicly told Z to surrender, now.

    Lara Logan: Ukraine’s Long Road to Now
    https://banned.video/watch?id=622d14d2185c1a6e14c4ff97
    hattip:rwyahoo

  58. 2022 March 13 1:36 pm
    [61]

    “Texas ordered a shelter for female foster kids who have been victims of sex trafficking to immediately shut down Friday, a day after a court revealed that staff members were trafficking the children in their care.”
    https://www.texastribune.org/2022/03/11/texas-foster-care-shelter-abuse/

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