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Control of social media suppression is as fake as fake news. Total suppression is fallacy

Social Media All Hat No Head


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Social Media All Hat No Head
Though their loud boasting might make you think otherwise, social media is falling apart at the seams.  The theory that social media will hand the 2020 presidency back to the Democrats by suppressing conservative publishers, is one of the biggest hoaxes of our time.

Only their readers and not social media can suppress Conservative news sites by not going directly to them.

Here’s a reality check that truly rocks: Sixty-three million people bypassed both mainstream and social media to elect Donald Trump president on November 8, 2016.  Against all odds, including Russian collusion conspiracies aided and abetted by America’s top intelligence agency, voters, ignored media propaganda to install the candidate of their choice into the Oval Office.

Since denial is the progressive left’s chief post-election crutch, the tearful and stunned faces of Election Night reporters should be framed and nailed to rec room walls as every day graphic reminders.

While stoked up hatred of Trump began showing its hideous face during the election campaign, it only coalesced one day after the new president’s inauguration with the Women’s March.  In other words—well after the fact.

Visceral unhinged hatred, as venomous as it is, cannot remove a duly elected president from office.  It can only make his removal appear imminent, while the rest of us have already moved on.

While the humiliated by defeat Democrats count on $10-million salacious dossiers and porn stars for the impeachment of America’s 45th, swing states are already showing that he’s well on his way to a second term.

The ear piercing screams of Rosie O’Donell, Michael Moore, Maxine Waters et al; the micro-managed street protests can do diddly-squat to stop it.

The truth is that even with social media in their back pockets, Hillary Clinton and her third-term seeking mentor Barack Obama could not even cheat their way to 2016 election victory.

Book writing, $1 billion presidential centers, speech-making and stints at Netflix streamed television shows only underline that they’re left to the avails of those in the EX-category.

Democrats-in-Exile will have to do far more than having their pals in social media suppressing the voice of conservative news sites to keep Donald Trump from being elected for a second term.

Though they defiantly refuse to accept what happened, with all odds against him, Donald Trump was voted in as president in 2016.  Social media could not possibly stop some 63 million voters from getting to election polls.  The number of voters who will come out in 2020 will transcend the number of those who turned out to vote in 2016.

Voters will NEVER follow the instructions of social media when the future of their children and grandchildren depend on who is elected.

Nor will social media duct-taping conservative sites ever totally suppress their message.  People will always find what they’re looking for one way or the other.  Here’s betting that conservative sites suppressed by social media are the ones readers are going out of their way to find.

In other words, multi millions are bypassing the media suppressing conservative publishers by going directly to their favourite sites. 

A prime example of the narcissistic arrogance of the social media giants:

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‘Fake news spreads six tines faster on social media than the truth’ (Daily Mail, March 9, 2018).

We’ve always known that the lies are already half way around the world by the time the truth gets its pants on, but now researchers have found that fake news is more than 70 percent more likely to be retweeted.

“Fake news spreads six times faster and reaches a far wider audience on Twitter than real news, a study funded by the social media site has found.” (Daily Mail)

Doesn’t this sound like bragging about it?

“Researchers analysed 126,000 stories tweeted between 2016 and 2017. They found false information is 70 per cent more likely to be retweeted than if it is true. (Daily Mail)

“The findings by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology also revealed that it takes six times longer for a real story to reach 1,500 people than it does for those that are untrue. 

“Co-author Deb Roy, who runs MIT’s Laboratory for Social Machines and is a former chief media scientist at Twitter, said her team was ‘somewhere between surprised and stunned’ by the results.”

Sure.

‘These findings shed new light on fundamental aspects of our online communication ecosystem,’ she said, before advising: ‘Think before you retweet.’ (Daily Mail)

How about Twitter thinking about banning fake news tweets rather than letting them go viral?

 


“The researchers decided to conduct the study after a string of made-up news was posted on Twitter after the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. (Daily Mail)

Doesn’t that mean that they waited until five years later?

‘It was claimed an eight-year-old girl was killed after running in memory of victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting the previous year. (Daily News) 

“Fake news spreads through the social media site ‘farther, faster, deeper and more broadly than the truth in all categories of information,’ according to the study published in the journal Science.

“It was false information because children were not allowed to compete.

“Other fake stories included a claim that boxer Floyd Mayweather wore a Muslim headscarf to a Donald Trump rally.

“People can gain attention by being the first to share previously unknown – but possibly false – information.’

“Professor Sinan Aral, of MIT’s Sloan School of Management, added: ‘False news is more novel, and people are more likely to share novel information. 

“The research found that many people spread fake news without meaning to.

“Twitter funded the study but had no say in the outcome, said the researchers.”

 

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Here’s one guaranteed outcome that needs no study: the masses will vote for whomever they want—ignoring all instructions by mainstream and social media.

That outcome was proven for once and for all in November of 2016.

And you can bet the family farm that it will happen again in 2020.

Meanwhile, don’t be fooled by the political activists who run all social media.

And for the publishers of conservative websites lamenting suppression by social media, keep right on spreading the truth.

Control of social media suppression is as fake as fake news.  Total suppression is fallacy, because it’s akin to thinking no one will hear the squawking of thousands of parrots just by closing the door of the room where the parrots are kept.


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Judi McLeod is an award-winning journalist with 30 years’ experience in the print media. A former Toronto Sun columnist, she also worked for the Kingston Whig Standard. Her work has appeared on Rush Limbaugh, Newsmax.com, Drudge Report, Foxnews.com.

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