No Video for You! : China bans user generated unofficial video on the Internet

The Chinese Communist Party sees clearly the power of social media and it is trying to jam that genie back into the bottle. And as the fake “fake news” campaign, and Ms. Clinton’s “deplorables” statement  has shown, the Chinese powers that be aren’t the only ones who see social media as something that needs to be controlled.

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Dave Chappelle tells some serious truth about Northeastern “liberals” and the reality of the Trump election on Saturday Night Live (VIDEO)

Let me say from the outset that I am a Dave Chappelle fan. I have been for a long time. The reason? He tells real truth often to people who refuse to hear the truth. This skit should be added to his Greatest Hits.

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Clip from HYPERNORMALIZATION a new documentary from BBC/VICE, How much of your reality is manipulated? (VIDEO)

OK, I am not usually one to buy into dystopian gloom. And I certainly haven’t here. I’ve watched multiple clips from this film and some of it is overly negative, a good bit of it is. But in this clip some very interesting points are made and questions raised. This particular clip at least is worth a view.

How did the media, the politicians, the establishment get it so wrong on Brexit? (Other things?) To what degree have algorithms in social media encouraged people to live in echo chambers divorced from reality?

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Clinton’s “Basket of deplorables” video for your review

It is an interesting choice of words as it is clear the context is that this “basket (as in refuse) of deploreables” means “less than human.” For all the grief Trump has rightly gotten for some of his incendiary statements Hillary seems to be weighing into some troubling territory here.

She might as well have just said;

“Look, we live in the big cities on the East and West Coasts. There’s a reason we call “flyover country”

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