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Originally posted by converge
“Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.” — Hanlon's Razor
Not to say that there aren't Government agents here purposely misleading and misinforming people, but let's not ascribe every blatantly misinformed post, every thread derailing attempt or every troll to the work of Government agents and disinformation artists.
There's ignorant, misinformed and brainwashed people everywhere. Including, yes, ATS.
Oh, and there's a lot of people that simply disagree with you. Accept it because that's not going to change.
[edit on 3-2-2010 by converge]
Originally posted by mmiichael
There's more of an emphasis on creating shock value thread titles and getting those points. stars, flags, whatever - then actually exchanging ideas and alternative news stories.
Originally posted by truthinfact
I encourage CIA and FBI posts, there is no faster way to the Truth!
Simply the Opposite of whatever they say, Must be TRUE!!
In all seriousness,
The Government already has a disinformation program, the most successful in human history. It's simply called Mass Media.
Originally posted by Sankari
You can spot the disinfo agents a mile off. They're the ones posting stories from RT (anti-American government-owned Russian propaganda channel, run by the Kremlin) and Press TV (anti-American government-owned Iranian propaganda channel, run by the IRIB).
originally posted by: converge
...many people here when faced with someone presenting a different opinion or perspective, unfortunately, ascribe nefarious or secretive purposes and reasons to those positions presented by others—i.e. they're Government agents. Thinking that people defending a certain position can only be explained by them being Government agents is not only unrealistic, but intellectually dishonest.
You can't ignore the most plausible explanations and immediately jump to the conclusion that they are Government agents. People might defend a certain position because they are ignorant about it or misinformed, or they simply have researched the same things you have but reached a different conclusion.