8 thoughts on “Shut it down!

  1. Mark says:

    Reducing the flow maybe. I think cutting off the supply altogether is a bit optimistic. The lies have already started with the reneging on the $2000 stimulus cheque promised during the senate race. If you are gonna start offering cash for votes its only right and proper to actually pay up.

  2. Große Lüge says:

    ⚠️ “Donald Trump is gone but his big lie is a rallying call for rightwing extremists” https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/24/donald-trump-big-lie-american-democracy
    ⚠️ “Trump is out of office and off Twitter, but that won’t stop disinformation from spreading online” https://finance.yahoo.com/news/trump-is-out-of-office-and-off-twitter-but-that-wont-stop-disinformation-from-spreading-online-175841118.html
    ⚠️ ““Flood the zone with shit”: How misinformation overwhelmed our democracy. The impeachment trial didn’t change any minds. Here’s why.” https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2020/1/16/20991816/impeachment-trial-trump-bannon-misinformation
    ⚠️ “Texas Supreme Court Silently Denies Alex Jones All Forms of Relief: Sandy Hook Families and Others Can Now Sue Conspiracy Theorist and InfoWars into the Ground (Jan 22nd, 2021) https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/texas-supreme-court-silently-denies-alex-jones-all-forms-of-relief-sandy-hook-families-and-others-can-now-sue-conspiracy-theorist-and-infowars-into-the-ground/
    ⚠️ “Trump Threatens to Start ‘MAGA Party’(1/23/21) https://politicalwire.com/2021/01/23/trump-threatens-to-start-maga-party/
    ⚠️ Twitter Bots Are a Major Source of Climate Disinformation : Such accounts can distort online conversations and potentially diminish support for climate policies (Scientific American) https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/twitter-bots-are-a-major-source-of-climate-disinformation/
    ⚠️ “The “Big Lie” Exposed: A Rhetorical Analysis of Nazi-German in 22 Lessons” Hoover Institution https://www.hoover.org/news/big-lie-exposed-rhetorical-analysis-nazi-german-22-lessons

  3. Crank it up says:

    ‘They Have Not Legitimately Won’: Pro-Trump Media Keeps the Disinformation Flowing (NYT 1/20/21) https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/20/business/media/misinformation-trump-media.html
    “Sen. Rand Paul continues making false claims of 2020 election fraud” https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/sen-rand-paul-continues-making-false-claims-2020/story?id=75446712
    “Deborah Birx, the former White House coronavirus response coordinator, said Sunday that her efforts to advise then-President Trump about the pandemic were complicated by people presenting him with “a parallel set of data.” https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/535596-birx-someone-was-delivering-a-parallel-set-of-data-to-trump
    “House lawmakers reintroduce bipartisan bill to weed out foreign disinformation on social media” https://thehill.com/policy/technology/535456-house-lawmakers-reintroduce-legislation-to-weed-out-foreign-disinformation
    “‘Disinformation can be a very lucrative business, especially if you’re good at it,’ media scholar says” https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/disinformation-can-be-a-very-lucrative-business-especially-if-youre-good-at-it-media-scholar-says/2021/01/19/4c842f06-4a04-11eb-a9d9-1e3ec4a928b9_story.html

  4. 4therecord says:

    (1/27/21): Trumpism At Voice Of America: Firings, Foosball And A Conspiracy Theory https://www.npr.org/2021/01/27/959661875/firings-foosball-and-a-conspiracy-theory-trumpism-at-voice-of-america
    (2017): “This Is How the Republican Party Plans to Destroy the Federal Government
    The Overthrow Project existed before Trump, but it may not survive his presidency.” https://www.thenation.com/article/archive/this-is-how-the-republican-party-plans-to-destroy-the-federal-government/

  5. 5th column says:

    “How Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, promoter of QAnon’s baseless theories, rose with support from key Republicans” https://www.pehalnews.in/how-rep-marjorie-taylor-greene-promoter-of-qanons-baseless-theories-rose-with-support-from-key-republicans/502538/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-rep-marjorie-taylor-greene-promoter-of-qanons-baseless-theories-rose-with-support-from-key-republicans
    “Republican Sen. Rob Portman on Sunday said his party’s leaders “ought to stand up” against Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and that there should be “a strong response” to her controversial actions and recently resurfaced incendiary comments amid calls for her expulsion from Congress.” (Jan 31, 2021) https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/31/politics/rob-portman-marjorie-taylor-greene-cnntv/index.html
    “The History of Poisoning the Well” https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/history-well-poisoning-180971471/

  6. Borg Queen says:

    Rep. Kinzinger: They claim ‘I’m possessed by the devil’ : The Illinois Republican has launched a website as an effort to refocus the Republican Party’s “conservative principles.” https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/31/adam-kinzinger-republican-party-464140
    Rep. Adam Kinzinger, one of 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Donald Trump, is launching a political action committee to push back against a House GOP leadership team and party that he says have become too closely aligned to the former president. https://apnews.com/article/donald-trump-politics-impeachments-adam-kinzinger-political-action-committees-3e221ef16b7324026a280729da68ee0c
    The “Country 1st” PAC, unveiled in a six-minute video released Sunday, will challenge the current direction of a GOP that Kinzinger says has wrongly become a “Trump-first party” to the detriment of the nation, as seen by the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol.
    Video: https://www.country1st.com/

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