For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been mostly focused on coming up with a way for people to help heal this country. One idea is to have people fact checking and debunking fake news.
A couple of days ago, I thought that I would be able to unveil my plan by tonight. I’ve had to take a pause. There’s been a major hiccup. As is the case with all plans to take over the universe, it’s become more complex.
The WaPo article, Russian propaganda effort helped spread ‘fake news’ during election, experts say caused a stir. It has a lot of very good information, but as I read further, checking what they were promoting, I became very uncomfortable. So I checked further.
Many thanks to Glen Greenwald and crew at the Intercept for picking up on my thoughts. I’ll let their article explain because they do a better job that I could. Washington Post Disgracefully Promotes a McCarthyite Blacklist From a New, Hidden, and Very Shady Group
I still firmly believe that becoming active in debunking false posts is important. It’s just gotten a bit more complicated. Who do you believe anymore? Has the Washington Post become part of Russia’s propaganda arm? Talk about wanting to disrupt trust in our institutions. Shame on you WaPo.