The greatest propaganda machine in history :: Sascha Baren Cohen

by Volker Weber

This video is only an excerpt of his full speech.

I’m speaking up today because I believe that our pluralistic democracies are on a precipice and that the next 12 months, and the role of social media, could be determinant. British voters will go to the polls while online conspiracists promote the despicable theory of “great replacement” that white Christians are being deliberately replaced by Muslim immigrants. Americans will vote for president while trolls and bots perpetuate the disgusting lie of a “Hispanic invasion”. And after years of YouTube videos calling climate change a “hoax”, the United States is on track, a year from now, to formally withdraw from the Paris accords. A sewer of bigotry and vile conspiracy theories that threatens democracy and our planet – this cannot possibly be what the creators of the internet had in mind.

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"It’s like we’re living in the Roman Empire, and Mark Zuckerberg is Caesar. At least that would explain his haircut."
So unsachlich und doch so wahr. Beeindruckende Rede.

Markus Mews, 2019-11-25

The biggest threats to humanity : climate change and lies *shivering*

Sami Bahri, 2019-11-26

„Freedom of speech is not freedom of reach.“ Bessere Conclusio kann man nicht ziehen. Muss ich mir merken!

Bodo Menke, 2019-11-27

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