This author says that the way democracy works now is either “loudest message wins” or “confuse everything so much that truth and lie lose all meaning“. This is literally why I quit Bookninja back in 2011. All you have to do is yell louder, more often, longer, and in more confusing voices, than anyone else and the fatigue of others will propel your message to “truth”. And governments are on board. Democracy through truth confusion. Nice. I’m out.
People are fed an onslaught of information, misinformation and conspiracy theories until becomes almost impossible to separate fact from fiction, or trace an idea back to its source, he said.
“Back in the Cold War, whether it was the Soviets or the [Ferdinand] Marcos regime in the Philippines, you know, it was pretty clear who were the agents of censorship and intimidation. It was the military police or the secret service,” he said.
“Now, it’s some sort of troll farm. You’ll never prove that it’s actually directly related to the government.”