Saturday, March 20, 2021

Congress holds hearing on "keeping disinformation out of the media"


Bird house, near Potomac US 301 Virginia

Alison Morrow comments on journalists making calls themselves on what is extremism and disinformation.

Many mainstream media outlets don’t have the expertise in house to judge whether a claim is reasonable to debate.

She excerpts a comment by HWU law professor John Turley that in the distant past, adversaries were trying to kill each other  The Internet has accelerated animosity that was always there.  He also comments on the idea of state media control, and notes that politicians may achieve control of narrative indirectly by pressure on platforms.

Here is her link to the February 24, 2021, on the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology of the Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing, "Fanning the Flames: Extremism and Disinformation in the Media". Soledad O’Brien made the argument “stop booking liars”.

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