When Colbert aired his skit on truthiness I laughed. Those were the bygone Bush43 days and it seemed, well, apt. Little did I know then that as years of Bush43 2.0, aka Obama, drew to a close, the media would become the very thing they mocked. But they have.
As we move towards eventually annotating the entire internet for truthiness, Washington Post reporter, Philip Bump, has created a Chrome Extension to fact check our President Elect’s notoriously dodgy tweets.
Behold, The WaPo’s new Truthiness Machine offers you a way to read Donald Trumps tweets just like they want you to:
It’s a Chrome extension, so Big Tech and Big Social is teaming up with Big Media to basically call the future POTUS liar right to his face. This is well past 1984 territory. This is a verbal fist fight with a man in a box. This is the most dangerous new platform design I’ve ever seen.
I mean, how the fuck do we even fight this? This takes any ability to have an exchange of ideas and persuade one another and makes it impossible. This is what the orthodox do to outsiders. I don’t know how to code or I’d built another extension attacking the WaPo and many other news outlets.
What’s the plan, man? How can we fight this bullshit?
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