This is a very good video and helps clarify the issue of real versus fake. We just went through a vicious election cycle with plenty of misinformation coming from everywhere.
I’m not saying anyone in particular meddled with an election, nothing of the sort. I am saying people have become so reliant on ‘right now’ information we grab the first thing we see as fact. Usually, we have our favorite sources, Cable, TV, Radio, Newspaper, or the Internet and as this video points out, all are subject to manipulation.
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In this eye-opening talk, veteran investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson shows how astroturf, or fake grassroots movements funded by political, corporate, or other special interests very effectively manipulate and distort media messages.
Sharyl Attkisson is an investigative journalist based in Washington D.C. She is currently writing a book entitled Stonewalled (Harper […]