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Saturday, December 29, 2018

WHEN DOES A JOKE STOP BEING A JOKE?

An impressive amount of disinformation is coming off of sites that are openly fake.  These are often listed as satire sites that are posting and sharing wildly false stories claimed as jokes or entertainment reading, but are getting huge traffic from people or organizations who believe the story telling is real.  For some it is convenient to repost because it plays to their narrative and they can claim no responsibility to the content.

This is causing real damage to western democracy.  No one wants to curb free speech, but if we know something is causing damage, don't we need to find a solution?  Something other than hiding behind free speech and a one or two line disclaimer floating around tens of thousands of lines of damaging falsehoods, intended or not.

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