Friday, July 28, 2017

Robert Parry — The Dawn of an Orwellian Future

In early May 2017, the Times chimed in with a laudatory article about how sophisticated algorithms could purge the Internet of alleged “fake news” or what the mainstream media deems to be “misinformation.”

As I wrote at the time, “you don’t need a huge amount of imagination to see how this combination of mainstream groupthink and artificial intelligence could create an Orwellian future in which only one side of a story gets told and the other side simply disappears from view.”…

That has been a core principle since the days of the Enlightenment, that truth best emerges from withstanding challenges in the marketplace of ideas. Overturning that age-old truth – by today unleashing algorithms to enforce the Official Narrative – is a much greater threat to an informed electorate and to the health of democracy than the relatively few times when some kid makes up a bogus story to increase his Web traffic.
Employing the manufactured fake news meme to suppress dissent and manufacture consent in creating a consensual reality based on the official narrative.

Those that have eye to see are witnessing is a soft coup being conducted in a soft fascist state.

Consortium News
The Dawn of an Orwellian Future
Robert Parry

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