There are two terms that have become commonplace, that to me are two of as dangerous as any that now infect our language. These are the terms misinformation and disinformation.They are pervasive. They flood our lives every day, and are taken for granted as meaningful, and part of our common concern. They are neither meaningful, nor should they be part of our common concern. They are thin shields for lawless totalitarianism and the smiling face above the jackboot crushing our first amendment and most important God-given rights.
Companies have gone from trying to prevent people from being kidnapped or exposed to pornography to trying to keep them from encountering unwelcome ideas or potentially offensive speech.
The US Constitution on Free Speech, The Department of Homeland Security’s Disinformation Governance Board, tech platform “independent” fact checkers, and the rise of censorship