Fake News Warps the Brain

About: The Lies of Donald Trump's Critics, and How They Shape His Many Personas

Set aside the fact that, far from being written in 2013, those words date back at least 80 years; set aside, even, the fact that they appear online in several places, described as an “Irish proverb“. Trump never said they were Irish anyway.

The entire episode is a remarkable example of something bordering on collective hallucination, most likely brought on by confirmation bias. Here hundreds of thousands of people — including professional journalists working for influential news organizations, and a chat show host with more than three million nightly viewers — literally heard Trump say something he never said, in most cases probably because it confirmed a pre-existing image of the President as a poorly read, culturally ignorant buffoon.

Other fake stories have simply been designed to make him look ridiculous, like the widely-shared photographs doctored to show Trump with fake diarrhea stains on his golf pants, wearing a diaper or balloon breasts, or posing with a stripper.

#FakeNews can easily hack the brains of a #GossipMonger


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Mark de LA says
Another example: of #drainbamage for sure:
https://youtu.be/qwXtMvs1bmY ← via http://www.theamericanmirror.com/maxine-waters-short-circuits-live-tv-interview/

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