See Local News
Get Balanced News From Your U.S. State.
See Local News
See all locals

The Crusade Against 'Malinformation' Explicitly Targets Inconvenient Truths

Posted on AllSides March 23rd, 2023
From The Right
OPINION

Last month, I noted that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had repeatedly exaggerated the scientific evidence supporting face mask mandates during the COVID-19 pandemic. Facebook attached a warning to that column, which it said was "missing context" and "could mislead people."

According to an alliance of social media platforms, government-funded organizations, and federal officials that journalist Michael Shellenberger calls the "censorship-industrial complex," I had committed the offense of "malinformation." Unlike "disinformation," which is intentionally misleading, or "misinformation," which is erroneous, "malinformation" is true but inconvenient.

As illustrated by internal Twitter communications that journalist Matt Taibbi highlighted last...

Read full story
Some content from this outlet may be limited or behind a paywall.

AllSides Picks

https://reason.com/2023/03/22/the-crusade-against-malinformation-explicitly-targets-inconvenient-truths/

More News about Facts and Fact Checking from the Left, Center and Right

From the Left

From the Center

From the Right