Monday, September 20, 2021

Misdirection in social media

 Disinformation - false information deliberately and often covertly spread (as by the planting of rumors) in order to influence public opinion or obscure the truth. (Merriam-Webster)

Misinformation -  inaccurate, or misleading information that is communicated regardless of an intention to deceive. Examples of misinformation are false rumors, insults, and pranks. Disinformation is a subset of misinformation that is deliberately deceptive, e.g., malicious hoaxes, spearphishing, and computational propaganda.(Wikipedia)

Misdirection - the action of sending something to the wrong place or aiming something in the wrong direction. (Cambridge Dictionary)

 I recently listened to Dr. Bryan Ardis on a talk show and wanted to look at his webpage. I was told to go to I found on a domain site that this URL is taken, but I could still possibly buy it. So I looked at, thinking I might have spelled his named wrongly. led me to a site where I was given a number of search choices, one of which was Medical Doctors Nearby. I clicked on it to find that it led me to a site where i could be directed to Primary Care or Family Medicine. When I clicked on the link to Website, it took me to a wellness site for traditional medicine.

Someone is making money by using Dr. Ardis's name and MISDIRECTION.  The registration for the website was listed as private. 

The actual website for Dr. Ardis is


Monday, April 26, 2021

Apple Privacy


Apple’s iOS 14.5 is here and with it come a lot of privacy pop-ups. @joannastern offers some advice and spoke exclusively with Apple’s Craig Federighi about the decisions behind the feature. via @WSJ 

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Distrust of the media

 Trust of the media is much higher among Democrats (73%) than Republicans at 10%. Independents are at 36%. On his podcast, Dave Rubin reported figures from a recent Gallup poll (Episode 569, The Blaze).

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

News Briefs - March 10, 2021


CNN tweet says CDC is 'giving limited freedoms' to fully vaccinated people — and a blistering backlash follows

French schoolgirl's accusations got her teacher beheaded, sparked violent riots. Now she admits she made it all up.

Friday, January 15, 2021

Historian warns about "digital ghettoization"


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Glenn Beck interview of Edwin Black.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Internet provider blocks Facebook and Twitter

Your T1WIFI is blocking Twitter and Facebook for subscribers who don't want the service, reported The Blaze. The Internet provider in Northern Idaho and Spokane, Washington, heard from many subscribers who asked to have the social media giants removed from their feeds following Facebook and Twitter banning of President Trump last week. 

Devin Nunes

Alternative voice removed from Internet

 This weekend I heard threats of Parler being closed down. I could hardly believe it was possible, but when I went to Parler today on my iPhone, I found an innocuous error message saying: "Networking Error. It seems that we are either over capacity or you are experiencing a poor network connection."

I then checked the browser on my MacBook Pro. The message was equally innocent. "Safari Can't Find the Server. Safari can't open the page "" because Safari can't find the server """ 

A check on the Internet for stories confirmed the threats. Apple, Google and Amazon had combined to close down the conservative website Parler. Amazon Networks is the biggest server provider in the United States and housed Parler's webpages. Other companies involved in the plot against Conservative voices are Marriott, Citibank,  (See Tucker Carlson, January 11, 2021). 

It's timer to find alternatives to buying from and using products from Apple, Google, and Amazon. Other companies were also involved in this illegal action. Parler is having difficulty finding another venue for its webpages.

The First Amendment does apply in to business or private industry. The First Amendment states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”  A class action lawsuit maybe the best approach to dealing with these mega giants. Also, ask your Congressman to demand an investigation and anti-trust suits from the Department of Justice. 

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Why not blame the actual Capitol Hill rioters?

 Look at this photo. These are not Trump supporters. These were organized rioters, likely paid and brought in to ruin a legitimate protest. How many were Antifa? Why is the media not investigating and identifying the rioters?

Viking guy arrested in Arizona

Federal prosecutors in the filing asked an Arizona judge to detain Jacob Chansley, an Arizona man who was pictured wearing face and body makeup and buffalo horns while standing at Vice President Mike Pence's desk in the Senate.

Chansley is set to appear in a federal court on Friday.

The FBI, according to the DOJ, investigated Chansley, who reportedly left a note on the vice president's desk staying that "it's only a matter of time, justice is coming." Chansley is an environmental activist.

Capitol rioter arrested

A Utah man arrested for his part in the rioting at the U.S. Capitol admitted that he was not a Trump supporter but in fact an anti-Trump activist.

John Earle Sullivan told KUTV after the riot that he is the founder of Insurgence USA, and that he does not align with the president politically. He said that he founded Insurgence USA after the killing of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

Although he claimed to be at the Capitol building to record the event, he was heard in his video he shouted for more violence.