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    Matias Ollila
    commented on Fight the lies! 2021-01-11 08:44:48 +0100
    Luiz Lima
    commented on Fight the lies! 2021-01-08 13:13:45 +0100
    Antonio Colantuoni
    commented on Fight the lies! 2021-01-07 23:05:23 +0100
    We love Freedom and Democracy!
    Marcel Gaub
    commented on Fight the lies! 2021-01-07 21:47:30 +0100
    You want to give the state or the European parliament the power to decide what is true and what is not?

    Have you not learned your lesson from Orban? According to various media outlets he is doing exactly that with his state power.

    Give people the skills to do their own research, make them think critically and question narratives, do not call everything you disagree with a conspiracy theory and stop treating people like children (in a condescending and paternalistic manner).

    You should treat people like your equals. Even more than that, you are politicians. You were elected by the people. You are there to serve them and listen carefully to their concerns.

    I would also like to stress to you the importance of the argument from authority: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argument_from_authority

    If you take issue with a point, address it. Do not refer to some experts, refer to their research instead and be open to criticism concerning their methodology (there always is).

    So please, change the word “disinformation” to “misinformation”.

    Sometimes you also have to agree to disagree. That is called tolerance.

    When you do not act in such a manner, situations like in the US unfold, where a part of the population feels completely alienated from their political system. A media system, that cannot be bothered to do simple google research, but wants to create clicks through outrage, is also a problem.

    Trump’s “very fine people statement” is just an arbitrary example you could pick.

    Articles frame it a certain way, some of them still do up to this day: https://www.businessinsider.com/joe-biden-shuts-down-breitbart-reporter-trump-fine-people-quote-2019-8?r=DE&IR=T

    However, with a little research, the comment can be found easily, with context: https://youtu.be/JmaZR8E12bs

    Whether you like Trump or not is not relevant here, it is a question of journalistic standards. However this type of reporting had no consequences for the people involved. Sometimes, retractions were not even issued.

    The media can justifiably be criticized.

    We should think about a strategy to get people to be more critical towards news reports they hear (media literacy programs for adults and kids). For example Noam Chomsky could be included in school curricula.

    Freedom of information is critical to a free society. I am strongly opposed to giving any government power to restrict it. Critical thought is what is needed, not censorship. Less vitriol would also be nice: From “Fight the lies” to “Fight misinformation” or even “Address misinformation”.
    Ronan Bellabarba
    commented on Fight the lies! 2021-01-07 16:52:01 +0100
    In no other walk of life would lying be tolerated. Politicians who repeatedly make verifiably untrue statements need to lose their jobs, like anyone else.

    I am not referring to aspirational statements such as “make a better world”, “end poverty” etc, I am referring to £350m a week to the EU and similar, or gross exaggerations.


    Also, media that repeat mendacious statements need to be fined, e.g. one day of turnover per day until retraction. Their charter is to report facts objectively, not report alternative facts.

    Courts routinely establish the facts and are removed from politics. They will need to be involved.
    J Hoffmann
    commented on Fight the lies! 2021-01-07 16:44:51 +0100
    Thanks for enhancing counter disinfo efforts. Many folks need help discerning truth from lies, especially those with lower education levels who are often especially targeted with disinformation.
    David Zanders
    commented on Fight the lies! 2020-12-17 11:24:55 +0100
    Mihai Pascu
    commented on Fight the lies! 2020-11-05 17:42:54 +0100
    Levente Tibor Liszka
    commented on Fight the lies! 2020-10-27 15:12:10 +0100
    Francesco Condò
    commented on Fight the lies! 2020-10-11 22:18:50 +0200
    Fabio Esposito
    commented on Fight the lies! 2020-10-09 14:59:01 +0200
    david butler
    commented on Fight the lies! 2020-09-29 08:29:33 +0200
    david butler
    commented on Fight the lies! 2020-09-29 08:28:43 +0200
    ermira QerimiKondo
    commented on Fight the lies! 2020-09-28 19:39:45 +0200
    Il faut à notre temps face de flux des mensonges de plusieurs différents sources, à savoir protéger la liberté de parole. Les idées de conspirations ne servent qu’à nourrir les régimes autoritaires et dictatoriales.
    Hans J. Werner
    commented on Fight the lies! 2020-09-28 19:23:59 +0200
    Carl Johan Åsenius
    commented on Fight the lies! 2020-09-28 15:36:51 +0200
    EU vs Disinformation is doing a great job. Follow them!

    And watch out for B*nnon!
    Emlyn Williams
    commented on Fight the lies! 2020-09-28 15:28:43 +0200
    ivan desmet
    commented on Fight the lies! 2020-09-28 15:15:01 +0200
    Brn Taylor
    commented on Fight the lies! 2020-09-28 14:41:07 +0200
    Edyta Sobocińska
    commented on Fight the lies! 2020-09-28 14:07:15 +0200
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    Mihai Picu
    commented on Fight the lies! 2020-09-28 14:01:37 +0200
    dretie munkies
    commented on Fight the lies! 2020-09-28 13:59:01 +0200
    Nimrod Frucht
    commented on Fight the lies! 2020-09-28 13:26:15 +0200
    João Pereira
    commented on Fight the lies! 2020-09-28 13:23:49 +0200
    Krzysztof Napierała
    commented on Fight the lies! 2020-09-28 13:12:25 +0200
    Lianna Meelker-Amirkhanyan
    commented on Fight the lies! 2020-09-28 13:12:02 +0200
    I want to fight against the war in internet. The world is divided into two extremist parts and both sides have not fully true information.

    I want to fight for the justice.
    Konrad Wietrzynski
    commented on Fight the lies! 2020-09-28 13:08:48 +0200
    COVID-19 and SARS-COV-2 cannot exist. This is only lies. The Polish Government cannot sad true. I do not see who’s that will so death. My, understand let me know so never no one dies.
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