Malinformation: Censors’ excuse to suppress ‘inconvenient truths’
Last month, I noted that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had repeatedly exaggerated the scientific evidence supporting face mask mandates during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Facebook attached a warning to that column, which it said was “missing context” and “could mislead people.”
According to an alliance of social media platforms, government-funded organizations and federal officials that journalist Michael Shellenberger calls the “censorship-industrial complex,” I had committed the offense of “malinformation.”
Unlike “disinformation,” which is intentionally misleading, or “misinformation,” which is erroneous, “malinformation” is true but inconvenient.
Disqus is a commenting platform based in San Francisco and used by many Blogs and News sites, even conservative ones.
On one conservative site I commented and illustrated the point with a image of a series of tweets made by a Democrat currently running for DA in San Francisco. The information was true and cast the Democrat in a bad light. (Also posted here…)
It was an ‘Inconvenient Truth’.
Within seconds and before the comment was published, the post was blocked on Disqus. The digital signature of the image was detected and any post that had it was going to be blocked. By Disqus, run by progressives and based in San Francisco.
And that is censorship. As much as the millions of voters prevented from seeing any of the damaging information on Hunter Biden before and during the 2020 election.
BTW I joined Scott Adams new pay site and he’s a busy boy, I get five or six notifications of new content a day.
This one seems apropos…
The DNC/commie left controls Mordor On The Potomac. The CCP OWNS the DNC. If they don’t like something they simply contact the DNC, say so and whatever they don’t like gets buried.