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The Trump era of online lies, fake news and bad behaviour

Posted by Philip on 5 December 2017, 1:55 pm in , ,

I've been reflecting on the aggressive change in the tone of a lot of online publishing and social media. It seems to me that, while online trolls are nothing new, their volume and voracity have increased profoundly since Donald Trump became the so-called leader of the free world.

In short, in just over a year, Trump seems to have normalised fake news, hatred and bullying on the internet. I'd go further to say that he has popularised it.

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Stupid news

Posted by Philip on 28 February 2017, 5:00 pm in , , ,

The headline on Stuff.co.nz, since 2:48pm this afternoon, has been "Boat slams into pole," with a picture of a guy in a boat that's crashed into a pole. The byline declares, "A Greymouth daredevil has survived smashing his speedboat full-speed into a pole."

The editors' picks include:

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Social media and its power to create social change @MrMikeMcRoberts

Posted by Philip on 11 December 2012, 7:18 pm in , , ,

Update: Here's the link to the story online.

Here's a twitter conversation I had with Mike McRoberts during 3News. He did a pre-intro to a story referring to someone being "wheelchair-bound":

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