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Inside the bizarre world of internet trolls and propagandists | Andrew Marantz

Inside the bizarre world of internet trolls and propagandists | Andrew Marantz

Update: 2019-09-0548
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Journalist Andrew Marantz spent three years embedded in the world of internet trolls and social media propagandists, seeking out the people who are propelling fringe talking points into the heart of conversation online and trying to understand how they're making their ideas spread. Go down the rabbit hole of online propaganda and misinformation -- and learn we can start to make the internet less toxic.
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JustAGuy

Such a shallow analysis of what true propaganda is. I find it insulting to see his correlations of misinformation tied only to conservatism. Sure, he's well spoken, and I assume can string some words together in the written form. But bias is bias, and this speech was nothing but that. It is unfortunate that he ruins a good point, which is that emotional response is our biggest obstacle. This happens by all, and is what is driving us to such diversive societal beliefs. However, it is only fuel for the fire when he points a finger one way, and then says that social media leaders must resist such toxic behavior. Be honest fella, it happens on both sides of the ideological landscape, and it is what is destroying civility. That does not give credit to censorship, and should never contradict the rights embedded in our country's constitution. It is a slippery slope to tell someone that their views are not socially acceptable, when you obviously stand on one side and refuse to acknowledge the extremism that happens behind your back as you point and blame those in front of you.

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Inside the bizarre world of internet trolls and propagandists | Andrew Marantz

Inside the bizarre world of internet trolls and propagandists | Andrew Marantz

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