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Social media should have standards and accounts posting misinformation should be banned. Social media has more effect than news on televisions and radios.
That would be nice.
But when the Federal government distributes lies and disinformation, I have a simple question.
Who, EXACTLY, gets to decide what is true and what is not true.

Quite honestly I don't trust anyone with the power to decide what is true and what is not.
In the past the government or the church could prosecute "heresy", that didn't work out all that well.
Sure it helped maintain social order, but the truth suffered.

Now, I think most people would agree that the Federal government shouldn't be the artibter of what is true or not true.
For example I think it would be obvious there are concerns with Trump "deciding" what's true.
I also don't trust Trudeau to decide "truth" either.

Even on "scientific" stuff there is, or at least should be, some critical opinion of a position. Why, because if you can't withstand criticism, your ideas are dumb.

Back when flat earthers were prevalent, round earthers were persecuted.
Today round earthers are prevalent, and flat earthers are free to speak, and mostly ignored except as a humorous curiosity.

The bigger problem is the censorship of the truth, and I don't trust anyone to decide for me.
 

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. Between Trump and Fox its no wonder the US is headed to become the biggest failure in dealing with COVID around the world. Can't imagine where the US will be by Nov 3rd.
In the US
Money talks pay hospitals $13,000 for everyone with Covid, The first thing they test is to see if you have COVID & guess what everyone has COVID. No one dies of the flu, heart attacks or gun shoot wounds through the head.

Pay $39,000 to hospitals if they put someone a ventilator. Deaths go up since people that do not need ventilators are put on them.
Seed nursing homes with Covid to increase death count to make Trump look bad.

The hate for Trump is so bad they managed to fudge the numbers & kill people so 2% of the worlds population account for 25% of the deaths from COVID. I hope my wish comes true for Trump to win the election the socialist & the billionaires have gone to far

Gates & the Boys took a virus no worse then the flu & shut the down the world economy while the sheep cheered them on. Dear sheep realize you are part of the problem.
 

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Looks like the suspect that murdered the doctor in Red Deer is off limits for our newspapers to publish. Wonder why?

Heres the verboten coverage

Heres the homogenized version

 

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Looks like the suspect that murdered the doctor in Red Deer is off limits for our newspapers to publish. Wonder why?

Heres the verboten coverage

Heres the homogenized version

You may see it as avoiding saying something Eder but that is simply your perception.

I get annoyed whenever I hear the opposite. For example, 'black man shot and killed'. Why say he was black? What difference does that make? A man was shot and killed by another man. The colour, ethnicity, religion, etc. of either is irrelevant to me.

There are good and bad people in ALL groupings anyone wants to refer to. Unless the grouping being referred to is actually RELEVANT to what happened, it doesn't have to be mentioned.

When a muslim kills someone while yelling 'allah ackbar', that makes it relevant since it appears to be religously motivated. When the same man kills someone while saying, 'you didn't fix my medical condition', that's not racially or religiously motivated and there is no reason to mention the person's race or religion in that case.

In the case you are referring to, as far as I know, the motivation has not been determined as it often never is in cases like this but a media outlet may well attribute the person's race or religion which tends to give a PERCEPTION of there being such a motivation.
 
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