Facebook, Joe Camel and Mr. Mucus

Joe Camel: From cool to out in the cold. Washington legislators can’t agree on much of anything anymore when it means crossing party lines, but they do seem to find common ground on one thing. That’s right, something has to be done about Facebook. A Senate Subcommittee heard testimony this week from a Facebook insider who was part of a “misinformation team” intent on stealing the hearts and minds of our youth — and, undoubtedly, a whole [...]


By |2022-01-24T09:09:38+00:00October 6, 2021|Advertising, Cartoons, Children, Facebook, Humor, Pop Culture, Smoking, Social Media|

Blacklisted, Bothered and Bewildered Am I

Waiting to be hauled away to Facebook Jail. The last few weeks of Wednesday blogs— actually the past month— I noticed that when I posted my blog on Facebook that an ominous message immediately declared: “Blacklisted.” Now I’ve heard of people being blacklisted or banned for spewing nasty, unfounded accusations or crazy conspiracy theories that could be perceived as treasonous or seditious. The latter has become a major issue since the storming of the Capitol building on [...]


By |2022-01-24T09:09:55+00:00February 10, 2021|Conspiracies, Extremism, Facebook|

Feasting on Fake News and Loving It

I know a little something about fake news. I manufactured a news article years ago in an April 1st issue of another newspaper and stirred up a storm of controversy. Anyone who read beyond the headline and the introductory paragraphs would recognize that it was not on the up and up. That’s on the up and up, as in factual and legitimate, and the article had become so outrageous by the final sentence, concluding, of course, with “April Fool!” [...]


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