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Be Careful of Memes.....

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Scarlett O., Jul 4, 2020.

  1. Scarlett O.

    Scarlett O. Well-Known Member
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    See this meme...............

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    ......I just made this meme. It took me all of about 2-3 minutes. So easy a 4th grader could do it.

    And I could have put ANY picture I chose: a famous person, a cartoon, YOU [your BB picture], ANY Facebook, Twitter, or ANY picture I chose.

    And I could have said anything I wanted to - literally anything. And I copied it without saving it.

    Memes CANNOT be trusted for facts, truth, or reason.

    They are not primary, secondary, or ANY kind of source.

    Imbecilic people make them up everyday with lies or with things they WANT to believe as true and they share and share and good and decent people just believe it's all true - merely because it's on a meme.

    Facebook is NOTORIOUS for these things being shared as well as satire/fake news article that, again, are shared as truth by good and decent people.

    Let's use common sense. If there is no credible source - do not share it.
     
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  2. MartyF

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    meme - an amusing or interesting item (such as a captioned picture or video) or genre of items that is spread widely online especially through social media

    A meme is used for entertainment value and commentary. They are modern form of political cartoon.

    Why do you think that anyone thinks that memes are where one obtains factual information?

    It sounds like you are strawmanning to me. Is it that you just don't like satire?
     
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    I much prefer memes as a mode of humor than for political purposes
     
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    Las Vegas:

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    3 words: Gulf of Tonkin

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    Just For Kicks

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    out of this world

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    Hey now, except for the OP, this is the most fun I’ve had here in awhile.
     
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    My contribution, unfortunately, not funny. B0B87CDC-F875-4433-AD81-3C3DE5EF682B.png
     
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    :Roflmao

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    Amen!
     
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    Are you a flat-earther?
     
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    Yes, Oswald did it. People are too afraid to believe that killing people is that easy.
     
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    Looks like the standard competence of some police.



    Saying that Sandy Hook is a hoax is viscous, mean, and stupid.
     
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    There is one being shared right now on the BB as truth.

    I see them shared EVERYDAY on Facebook as truth.

    This one below has been shared at LEAST 20 times on Facebook in the past two weeks.

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    When I first read it - I thought, "That doesn't even SOUND like Hitler! Hitler never did anything by tiptoeing around."

    Sure enough, he did not say this. It is NOT in his book Mein Kampf.

    A woman named Miller, if I am remembering correctly, wrote a historical fiction/romance novel about an American woman in Germany before the war who got involved in a relationship with an SS officer. She got stuck in Germany and could not get home and she tried and tried to get the German people to see the truth about what Hitler was doing. She MADE UP this quote by Hitler - it fit her narrative of the fictional account - it's not a legitimate quote of Hitler's.

    Yet someone who read the book thought it WAS - told others about it and SOMEONE believing it to be true put it on a meme AS truth - and there we are.

    These false quotes and false historical statements are everywhere on social media.

    The one I made with Snoopy - i was just being silly.

    Satire is sometimes funny, many times not.

    Facebook and other social media has innumerable people share these "articles" as truth.

    For example, there's one of Nancy Pelosi ripping up the Bible and another of her declaring she will soon take away all social security benefits of the elderly. People on Facebook are posting those with great anger and working themselves up to stroke level.

    The one here on the BB is one of Ruth Ginsberg saying that the age of sexual consent should be lowered to 12. She never said that, but it was posted here as the truth.
     
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    I don't take any meme I see as truth. I view them as a new form of satirical cartooning.

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    That's because you have an keen intellect.

    You don't know how many times every single day on Facebook, I have to leave a note under someone's post who is saddened, grossly shocked, or in a state of great agitation over some false article or meme that they believe is true and have shared it stirring up others to the same point.
     
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    I don’t take any outrageous-sounding quote or statement at face value, regardless of the source, without checking it out first. I learned that lesson years ago when spreading false emails was the big thing.
     
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    Oh, wow. You two just caused a flashback of epic proportions to the political and other crazy emails my mom used to forward me years ago. For nearly a decade I must have spent several hours a week talking her off the ledge regarding the imminent demise of our country and the various hoaxes and conspiracy scares going around.

    Kind of reminds me of Baptist Board nowadays...




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