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1/ 🧵 In today's era of fast-paced social media and the internet, it's easy to be inundated with misinformation and fake news. However, social media grifters and even #MSM news orgs intentionally use misinformation and sensationalist opinions to increase their reach and exposure. Image
2/In the world of politics, the power of information and ability to sway public opinion is crucial for gaining support and popularity. That's why many pundits and movements are using people being more prone to correcting information they believe is incorrect to their advantage.
3/ By spreading lies and half-truths, these “influencers” can generate controversy and encourage engagement from both their supporters and detractors. This leads to conversations/arguments in comments which spreads the lies even further, becoming more polarizing in the process.
4/ By presenting their “views” in a way that appears to be factually incorrect or under threat, they can galvanize both their base and haters to take action and support or fight their cause. Either way you’re both buying what they’re selling and furthering their reach.
5/ This technique is particularly effective on social media, where users are bombarded with a constant stream of information, much of which is false or misleading. This is why many politicians are afraid to ban #TikTok. They’ve even said they’d lose the entire young voter base.
6/ By tapping into people's natural tendency to correct information they believe to be incorrect, political parties and others can generate buzz and gain more exposure for their movements, regardless of how radical or extreme they may be. Leftist pundits are the worst abusers.
7/ However, this approach is not without risk. It can also lead to division and polarization, and can contribute to a climate of misinformation and distrust. Sound familiar?
8/ Ultimately, the fight against #misinformation and the use of the polarization techniques is an ongoing battle, and requires a commitment to accuracy, transparency, and respect for diverse viewpoints. However, it’s important not to fall into the traps of these manipulators.
9/ Let's work together to promote media literacy, accurate information, and constructive dialogue. This is one of my first threads. Please consider following for more doses of reality. #politicalparties #engagement #factchecking #medialiteracy #constructivedialogue

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1/ Censorship is a tactic historically associated with fascist regimes and ideologies. Fascists often seek to suppress dissent and opposition, and may use a variety of tactics to censor or limit the free expression of ideas that conflict with their own. #fascism #censorship
2/ This can take many forms, including censorship of the media, control of public discourse, and suppression of opposition political parties and social movements. In fascist regimes, the state often maintains strict control over information and communication channels.
3/ For example, Nazi Germany under Adolf Hitler implemented strict censorship laws and policies, controlling what could be said, written, or published in the media. The regime used propaganda and censorship to promote its ideology and worldview, and to silence dissent.
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