Virality Project and Stanford Cyber Policy Center (General)

by dulan drift ⌂, Monday, March 20, 2023, 10:32 (490 days ago) @ dan

They're trying to silence all critical, informed debate, silence any tweet or blog post that discusses anything that doesn't toe the line.

This is one of the most disturbing things to come out of Covid - establishment power-Orgs granting themselves a license to lie/censor in order to manufacture a fake reality.

In true Orwellian (or Danian Refuser) style, the bodies created to do that often bear names that are the exact opposite of what their actual function is. The Fa(c)t Check sites are one good example - basically set up to suppress information relating to the Origin of Covid or adverse effects of the vaccines. Biden tried to set up The Disinformation Governance Board to crack down on inconvenient Covid info, but i think that was laughed out of existence (under that name at least) as The Ministry of Truth.

The thing is, the people involved in these orgs, many will go to their graves thinking they were doing the right thing, believing themselves to be on a mission guided by a secret higher truth - or to protect the common-good - or maintain societal stability.

In fact, it's a secret lower truth. There's no reason for higher truth to be a secret - plenty of brilliant philosophers have searched for/found higher-truths - none of them ever thought that it should be kept secret.

The lower-truth, exemplified by the Covid-cover-up, is that our governing orgs have become corrupt, but that's just how it is in the real-world - & exposing that would undermine the whole established order of our expert-ruled system. On a global-scale. Can't have that - then what would happen? The whole world would collapse! (it wouldn't, but that's the rationalization)

As such, the thinking is: we need to lie/ban stuff in order to maintain order. It's all about imaging/messaging - what's true doesn't really come into it.

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