Taking a clue from the US media billionaire owners and people who are pretending to be liberals but are really fascists, now Germany, home of real big fascism in the past, takes up the censorship cudgel: ‘Fake news’ threatens Germany’s election, too, says Merkel – The Washington Post as the powerful Bilderberg gangsters all join in trying to stop the Wheel of History and turn back time and control everything via propaganda machines set to delude people about what is really going on.
In the wake of Donald Trump’s shock Nov. 8 electoral victory, attention fell on the extent to which voter opinions could have been shaped by an epidemic of “fake news” websites that masqueraded as legitimate media outlets. Their articles — invented fluff with sensationalist headlines — found the eyeballs of a huge number of (mostly right-wing) readers. Many fake stories proved more viral on social media than important articles from real sources.
Now, it seems the threat of fake news is stalking the democratic process elsewhere. Germany will hold national elections at some point next year, with a far-right party poised to make considerable gains on the back of populist fears about immigration and Islam.
The charged atmosphere of the moment prompted German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who represents a center-right political party, to caution against alarmist hysteria generated via social media.
“Something has changed — as globalization has marched on, [political] debate is taking place in a completely new media environment. Opinions aren’t formed the way they were 25 years ago,” she said Wednesday while addressing Germany’s Bundestag, or parliament. “Today we have fake sites, bots, trolls — things that regenerate themselves, reinforcing opinions with certain algorithms, and we have to learn to deal with them.”
OMG. She actually talks about ‘globalization’ one day after the NYT and WP and others ruling elites in the US yapped about how ‘globalization’ isn’t happening, it is ‘globalism’ which is identical but to them, not the same thing. Well, Merkel is warning that we are fighting her globalization efforts and we are evil for doing this and the ‘new media’ stuff is the rest of us humans who are literate, talking back and examining the news and various assumptions.
Looks like the readers at the WP are not fooled by this editorial story that is seeking to squelch all attempts at forcing the US media giants to report the real news but then, many liberals think real news is crummy so they don’t want any, they want to believe only bad things are happening to ‘those nasty people down south’ and such, not in NYC or LA. Nope. Crime? What’s that? Clean streets?
Oh, the two previous mayors of NYC were both law and order Republicans, not like the present mayor who is encouraging crime. Well, people have to learn the hard way, I suppose. Here are some WP comments about the above article about Germany aping US billionaire desires to control the media again:
The divisions, the belief that Hillary would protect everyone on the left even though she was nakedly a Bilderberg gangster who had zero intentions of doing the things she promised…this doesn’t stop liberals from imagining she would protect them. This is the fault of the mainstream media that covered up her private promises and speeches she made to all the foreign powers and rich Americans. This is the real media crime.
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