Nuggets of Wisdom

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

AlterNet Spreads Fake News


Before you ask, yes, those AlterNet headlines are sadly real:
If you log onto AlterNet, chances are you'll be greeted with a pop-up warning you to "not let fake news destroy our democracy."

Somehow a "news" site that spreads misinformation and pseudoscience about GMOs, cell phones, wireless internet, modern medicine, and, of all things, toothpaste, has no place railing against "fake news."

AlterNet warning about “fake news” as a "threat to democracy" is akin to a flesh-eating bacteria warning how the cold virus is a threat to public health.