[ExI] Finding the news you want to read

spike at rainier66.com spike at rainier66.com
Sun Jan 8 21:59:30 UTC 2023

...> On Behalf Of BillK via extropy-chat
Subject: [ExI] Finding the news you want to read

>...Spike has said that he likes the new Twitter for finding news reports... BillK

Ja, this makes sense.  If Twitter is used this way, you hear about a lot of things you would otherwise not know anything about, but you have no way of knowing if it is true unless you study up on it.  A good rule of thumb is to assume it isn't true when you hear it on Twitter or the mainstream media, then wait until one can find evidence.  

A good self-referential example is that Twitter (but not the mainstream media) are covering the story that Twitter was influenced by the FBI to remove or shadow-ban accounts the FBI didn't like.

Twitter was able to show actual evidence from Twitter that the FBI had done this, in the form of communications from the FBI to Twitter.

That's a pretty big story for the mainstream press to ignore, ja?


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