RT @profcarroll: What happens when you a build a system to optimize marketing campaigns and you incentivize everyone, and I mean everyone, to get themselves into the attention merchandising business. https://t.co/bx1HkUnCtW
RT @nytimes: The “Plandemic” video that includes baseless and dubious claims by the discredited scientist Judy Mikovits has been viewed more than 8 million times in the past week. YouTube and Facebook removed it for spreading inaccurate information.
I hate this woman and this stupid video so much. I spent a good chunk of my weekend arguing with people who bought into this nonsense about how, no, actually, washing your hands won't decrease your immunity against other illnesses in the future. And that soil doesn't have any meaningful healing properties. Jesus christ
It's wild isn't it? It wasn't even that 'good' - as far as the caliber of the "huh, really makes you think, doesn't it" info op content is concerned. Most of the time I can find some aspect to media like this that'll makes me go, "Ok, I see why people are glomming onto this." But here? Jesus.
It felt like science word salad, salted with lil' buzzwords and names anyone half paying attention would pick up on and direct their anger towards. Been waiting for this type of linkage to appear.
This pandemic has helped correct a lot of false assumptions I had about people. The number of people who wear masks completely wrong (like the nose hanging out outside their mask, or wearing a child-size mask that barely covers their mouth, etc.) and just how many people don't seem to understand really basic math (What is exponential growth? How do percentages work?) made me realize that I've been *vastly* overestimating the level at which the general public functions.
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