1. iMore.com's Avatar
    Twitter is no longer following its own COVID-19 misinformation policy which means people can now tweet whatever they want about the pandemic, its cause, and vaccines. Full story from the iMore Blog...
    11-29-2022 12:12 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Why would merely seeking information about the origins of COVID-19 be a problem? Why would people speculating about its origins be considered false information? We speculate on things and people all the time. Heck, watch the news and see hosts and guests speculate about an unpopular political figure night in and night out. SMH
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    11-29-2022 12:49 PM
  3. Up_And_Away's Avatar
    Why would merely seeking information about the origins of COVID-19 be a problem? Why would people speculating about its origins be considered false information? We speculate on things and people all the time. Heck, watch the news and see hosts and guests speculate about an unpopular political figure night in and night out. SMH
    Contrary opinions are only a problem when those advocating for the one opinion know their's is built on an uncertain foundation.

    Human history is relatively clear on this: When one opinion is considered the only acceptable opinion to hold, 1. the powerful will become more powerful. 2, an authoritarian society will be the end result.
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    11-29-2022 08:07 PM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Contrary opinions are only a problem when those advocating for the one opinion know their's is built on an uncertain foundation.

    Human history is relatively clear on this: When one opinion is considered the only acceptable opinion to hold, 1. the powerful will become more powerful. 2, an authoritarian society will be the end result.
    So true, and it’s frustrating to see how people can’t agree to disagree or even make up their own mind these days. Once an opinion becomes popular, it becomes the truth regardless of how false it is and that’s scary. What’s scarier is the venom that’s spewed toward anyone who dares to set the record straight. We are not far away from being an authoritarian society, unfortunately.
    Last edited by Just_Me_D; 11-30-2022 at 08:17 AM.
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    11-29-2022 08:48 PM
  5. Annie_M's Avatar
    11-30-2022 04:58 AM
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    So true, and it’s frustrating to see how people can’t agree to disagree or even make up their own mind these days. Once an opinion becomes popular, it becomes the truth regardless of how false it and that’s scary. What scarier is the venom that’s spewed toward anyone who dares to set the record straight. We are not far away from being an authoritarian society, unfortunately.
    Remember when it was trendy to claim the earth was flat.
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    11-30-2022 06:06 AM
  7. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Remember when it was trendy to claim the earth was flat.
    I do recall
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    11-30-2022 07:37 AM
  8. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Remember when it was trendy to claim the earth was flat.
    Some still do. And also the sun and moon.
    11-30-2022 05:37 PM
  9. Up_And_Away's Avatar
    It was trendy to believe the earth was the center of the universe. But disinformation pushers eventually caused a thought trend change, it was now the sun/our solar system at the center.
    We’d eventually find out our solar system is in no particularly special part of an arm of the spiral galaxy called The Milky Way.
    At each step almost certainly information deemed disinformation moved the science. Any time on any subject you hear the “science is settled”, let that raise your skepticism. True science is rarely “settled “.
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    12-01-2022 03:30 AM

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