Nuff Said: Interference or influence
For those of you new here… “Nuff Said” is a recurring feature that highlights posts/articles from around the web that have drawn my attention in the following ways:
Made me think
Made me wonder
Made me feel
Away we go
What we have seen in the past two months from the #TwitterFiles are revelations enough to disturb and make one’s blood run cold.
Rampant censorship may have hindered the public from making educated and personal decisions about everything from elections to receiving COVID vaccines.
What constitutes “interference” and what is simply a shrewd use of “influence?”
Here’s the latest:
“It was revealed in the latest "Twitter Files," that the office of Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., made requests for Twitter to suspend certain accounts.”
Matt Taibbi this week exposed a vast “conspiracy” by the Hamilton 68 group that MSM cooperated with hook, line and sinker.
There is no doubt about it. The levers were pushed. While the American people may have made their “own” decisions about issues, did they do so with all the information available? In some cases, outrageous lies were told and information that may have influenced otherwise was withheld.
Yet, there were people crying out. But did others know how to listen to them? Did labels of “conspiracy theorist” or “misinformation” persuade people that some sources were not trustworthy (or just loony)?
What should be done, and how are you feeling about it?
A couple of thoughts:
Who do we think would have won the Presidency in 2020 if MSM, social media, Big Tech had not conspired to interfere/influence?
Is influence interference?
Isn't it the individual's responsibility to discern and make decisions?
The Left has an inordinate and over-represented presence in halls of academia, the media, Big Tech and other places of communicative power. I don’t like that, but it shouldn’t prevent me from making my own personal, informed decisions, right?
Elon Musk tweeted this week about the latest TwitterFiles drop and called it “election interference.” What do you think? Is it interference or is it influence?
And do you trust the Left or the Right more to communicate accurate information to you?
That’s Nuff Said…
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Twitter Files: Rep. Adam Schiff's office requested tech giant to suspend accounts, by Joseph A. Wulfsohn, Fox News, January 3, 2023
Latest Twitter Files show media, Dems relied on single source alleging 'Russian bot' activity: 'It was a scam,' by Joseph A. Wulfsohn, Fox News, January 28, 2023