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A line-by-line evaluation of a textbook example of propaganda. Re;Is not joining Facebook a sign you're a psychopath?

 
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Because the actions are just so blatant, and I'm a bit bored, I'm going to nitpick through the article to illustrate how this is a textbook example of propaganda.

The title: Is not joining Facebook a sign you're a psychopath? Some employers and psychologists say staying away from social media is 'suspicious'

First notice the diction. "Is not joining Facebook a sign you're a psychopath?" The term "psychopath" evokes an instant, strong reaction in the mind of the reader. The connotations associated with "psychopath" evoke mental images of chainsaw massacres and Christian Bale trying to feed a cat into an ATM. Important to note here is the interrogative nature of the statement. Is it a sign<question mark>. Can pigs fly? The statement asserts nothing, but it places an Inception-esque seed in the reader's mind. Continuing, "Some employers and psychologists say staying away from social media is 'suspicious." "Some" is a textbook weasel word that means approximately jack shit. Note the quotation around the word "suspicious." Try to notice the perceptual difference between the two phrases:

Some employers and psychologists say staying away from social media is suspicious

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Is GLP considered social media?

If so, I'm good.

Hey employer do you wanna see what I say at night while in a drug hazed drunken stupor?

You wanna fire me now?

By that I mean, will you fire me now?

Spending 8 hours at work detracts from my Godlikeproductions.com time.

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Excellent post.
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It might be best to clink on the source link to reddit at the bottom for context.



I had no idea that I still had a subscription on GLP going. lol

2nd edit: Obviously I have no idea how subscriptions work :/

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I am disgusted to be apart of generation Y it is full of sheeple and immature idiots that do not see the bigger picture. Fuck fakebook.
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2nd edit: Obviously I have no idea how subscriptions work :/
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hahaha. Great post man.
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OP rocks. Do I get to be the first to point out how FB stock values since going public have fallen faster than Kim Kardashian's massive plus-sized g-string?
"The sick individual finds himself at home with all other similarly sick individuals. The whole culture is geared to this kind of pathology. The result is that the average individual does not experience the separateness and isolation the fully schizophrenic person feels. He feels at ease among those who suffer from the same deformation; in fact, it is the fully sane person who feels isolated in the insane society — and he may suffer so much from the incapacity to communicate that it is he who may become psychotic"..Erich Fromm
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Joining facebook is a sign that you are a dumbass.
I was around before "fuckbook", was any such person a "psycho"?
Got along fine without this govt spying device,
still am
You can ignore the consequences of
your actions, but you cannot ignore
the RESULTS of the consequences of your actions

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"Facebook, twitter", etc are right up there with personalized car tags, "free offers" and other gimmicks
when it comes to painting a bullseye on your dunb ass.
Just make it easy for the FBI, CIA, ETC and just send them all of your personal info, cut out the middlemanrant
You can ignore the consequences of
your actions, but you cannot ignore
the RESULTS of the consequences of your actions

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I am disgusted to be apart of generation Y it is full of sheeple and immature idiots that do not see the bigger picture. Fuck fakebook.
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agreed
The more a lie is told, the more people start believing it's the truth. As much as it's said, it doesn't change the fact that it's a lie.

"It would make life much easier if I could have total faith and not question everything all the time, but I can't do it and I won't do it."

-Joey Skaggs-
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Re: A line-by-line evaluation of a textbook example of propaganda. Re;Is not joining Facebook a sign you're a psychopath?
hi the nile valley is a fertile plain because it floods
once a year,you don't mess with nature,it's god at work,
thanks to the jewish antichrist the planet's irreparable,
interesting the queen is a double,the british empire is the
jewish/khazar/zionist empire,they control banking/the media/
governments etc,start all the wars,pollute/destroy the
planet/us,see protocols of the learned elders of zion,we
work for jewish people for jewish money to buy jewish goods,all we've
got to do is withdraw our manpower,their corporations
including government will collapse,then we can get on with
living instead of slaving,see ringingcedars.com,everyone
selfsufficient,each community decide its own fate,in accord
with the laws of balance,see phoenix journal 27,we don't
need money/sell something to survive,look at other species,
once there was a firmament/belt of vapour round the earth,
like venus now,protecting it from harsh radiation and
maintaining a constant temperature,resulting in lush
vegetation/food everywhere,however it was ruptured causing
the deluge/oceans,fortunately it's being restored,see
abundanthope.net,then we'll have perpetual spring,the
garden of eden/aden,help yourself,everyone selfsufficient,
we don't need landownership/deforestation,permaculture not
agriculture,we don't need concrete jungle,all construction
can be underground or tree houses,eight billion annunaki
have been removed from inside the earth which is hollow, 1k
miles thick,the poles are holes, 1k miles wide,entrances to
the inner earth,see erks.org, we don't need fossil fuel,oil
is the lifeblood of the earth,the continents float on it,
electricity meters are C19th tesla free energy generators,
using magnets/dipoles to transform high frequency energy of
the aether into low frequency energy,see cheniere.org,
people get ready for the cataclysm say your catechism,see
abundanthope.net/jun22 esu speaks publicly on coming changes
& on the morning of the fourth day
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Thank you OP for the intelligent, well thought
out breakdown of that absurd "so called" article.
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"Facebook, twitter", etc are right up there with personalized car tags, "free offers" and other gimmicks
when it comes to painting a bullseye on your dunb ass.
Just make it easy for the FBI, CIA, ETC and just send them all of your personal info, cut out the middlemanrant
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the endless pitter patter
of fakebook and twatter
lends itself to the illusion of engagement
the prospect of marriage
the inevitability of divorce
and an endless supply of white space

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Ah a fellow redditor :)
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Because the actions are just so blatant, and I'm a bit bored, I'm going to nitpick through the article to illustrate how this is a textbook example of propaganda.

The title: Is not joining Facebook a sign you're a psychopath? Some employers and psychologists say staying away from social media is 'suspicious'

First notice the diction. "Is not joining Facebook a sign you're a psychopath?" The term "psychopath" evokes an instant, strong reaction in the mind of the reader. The connotations associated with "psychopath" evoke mental images of chainsaw massacres and Christian Bale trying to feed a cat into an ATM. Important to note here is the interrogative nature of the statement. Is it a sign<question mark>. Can pigs fly? The statement asserts nothing, but it places an Inception-esque seed in the reader's mind. Continuing, "Some employers and psychologists say staying away from social media is 'suspicious." "Some" is a textbook weasel word that means approximately jack shit. Note the quotation around the word "suspicious." Try to notice the perceptual difference between the two phrases:

Some employers and psychologists say staying away from social media is suspicious

Some employers and psychologists say staying away from social media is 'suspicious'

If you noticed a difference between the two, you're not alone. The quotations are placed to deliberately make the reader stop and think about the connotations of that particular word. What else is 'suspicious?' Child molesters in long dark trench-coats? Burglars creeping in your windows? Remember, propaganda is the art of evoking mental images to sway one's perception.

On to the article:

Facebook has become such a pervasive force in modern society that increasing numbers of employers, and even some psychologists, believe people who aren't on social networking sites are 'suspicious.'

The article sets out to immediately assert that facebook is "such a pervasive force in modern society" that it would almost be foolish not to have one. This is known as argumentum ad populum, or more commonly "bandwagon fallacy." Just ignore the fact that over six billion people (over 85% of Earth's population) do not have facebook accounts. The paragraph follows up with more weasel words and quotation bullshit.

The German magazine Der Taggspiegel went so far as to point out that accused theater shooter James Holmes and Norwegian mass murder Anders Behring Breivik have common ground in their lack of Facebook profiles.

Here we have what can be called the "primary source" of the article. Conveniently sourced in German to an English-speaking audience so that only experienced translators could possibly check the validity of the source. Additionally, the claims can be proven patently false with a simple Google search. That's just shitty pseudo-journalism.

On a more tangible level, Forbes.com reports that human resources departments across the country are becoming more wary of young job candidates who don't use the site.

Here, DailyMail references a Forbes article that was written by the same Facebook marketing shills that paid for the DailyMail article. I could go through the Forbes article the same way I'm doing this, but I'm getting a bit hungry, so I'll stick to one piece of propaganda at a time.

<picture of employee presumably wasting company time> Normal: Facebook has become so pervasive in this culture that not having a profile is considered 'abnormal'

"Normal:" what we say you should do. "Abnormal:" what we say you shouldn't do. More argumentum ad populum.

The common concern among bosses is that a lack of Facebook could mean the applicant's account could be so full of red flags that it had to be deleted.

"common concern," "could mean," "could be." Weasel. Fucking. Words.

Slate.com tech reporter Farhad Manjoo wrote in an advice column that young people shouldn't date anyone who isn't on Facebook.

Guess that means tough shit for 85% of the world. DailyMail is hoping here that you won't notice how being a "tech reporter" for slate.com carries approximately zero credibility for anything. Presumable credentials for Mr. Manjoo carry about as much weight as a Dear Abby column mixed with a 4chan post.

'If you’re of a certain age and you meet someone who you are about to go to bed with, and that person doesn’t have a Facebook page, you may be getting a false name. It could be some kind of red flag,' he says.

Ignoring the implausibility of that scenario for a moment (uhh, hold on baby, before you take my pants off, can you accept my friend request?) this could be easily resolved by having other forms of identification, or the off-the-wall crazy concept of having fucking real-life friends who can vouch for your identity.

The tech news site Slashdot summed up Der Taggspiegel's story about social networking as 'not having a Facebook account could be the first sign that you are a mass murderer.'

I suppose DailyMail was just playing Russian Roulette on this one and hoping that nobody actually clicked the slashdot link. Provided here for your convenience, slashdot's community completely shits all over the propaganda piece.

<picture of Holmes> Loner: James Holmes, the accused Colorado theater shooter, does not appear to have friends and did not have a Facebook page.

[citation needed]. How do you know Holmes doesn't have friends? There is no mention of any confirmation of this fact by Holmes or close associates of Holmes. DailyMail literally made this shit up.

Breivik used MySpace and Holmes was reportedly on the hookup site Adult Friend Finder.

Here's what I consider proof that this piece was authored by Facebook's marketing team. Since when was MySpace not a social networking site? It's the same fucking thing as Facebook without the pokes and digital cows. Even Adult Friend Finder requires elements of sociability. How does a man presumably seduce women over the internet without appearing at least amicable?

Psychologist Christopher Moeller told the magazine that using Facebook has become a sign of having a healthy social network.

Using the most popular social networking channel in the world is a sign of having a healthy social network? youdontsay.jpg Take note that this statement by the sole psychologist quoted in the entire article means absolutely nothing.

Psychologists have noted that Holmes, along with several noted mass murderers, have lacked any real friends.

"several," "real" friends

And this is what the argument boils down to: It's the suspicion that not being on Facebook, which has become so normal among young adults, is a sign that you're abnormal and dysfunctional, or even dangerous, ways.

Here is where the bandwagon bullshit comes to a climax. Using our product is "so normal among young adults." If you don't use our product, you're obviously "abnormal and dysfunctional," or even "dangerous." Remember kids, Pol Pot and Idi Amin never had Facebook accounts!!! Use our product, or people will mistake you for a psychopathic, violent killer!

~ end

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very good observation, i agree with you completely. its scary to see how much of this type of propaganda is being pushed out these days! people playing on fear, thats all it is.
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..next 'They' will be telling us that not watching mindless repetative advertising is sign that you're Bipolar...desperate stuff this...and shameless.
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Excellent post. Of course they'd love it if they could scrap together a file on each and every human being without expending any effort, learning their friends, their contact information, snippets of their political beliefs, their bad acts captured in photos for eternity, etc. Sadly, not everyone wants to be a good little drone.
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Hello Kaylee. I think you did a good write up of this propaganda. 5*

Young people shouldn't date anyone who isn't on Facebook?
That is ridiculous! Obviously Farhad Manjoo has not heard some of the horror stories about social networking sites.
I have seen crime stories on Investigation Discovery of young woman who met guys on Facebook and other social media.
It was a show about dates from hell. One of the woman found an old friend on facebook. At least, she thought it was her old friend. But it was just a guy with the same name and similar appearance that was pretending he knew her from high school. Well, he kidnapped her and tried to rape her!
That is just one story I heard about dates from hell and facebook, I've heard others.
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Because the actions are just so blatant, and I'm a bit bored, I'm going to nitpick through the article to illustrate how this is a textbook example of propaganda.

The title: Is not joining Facebook a sign you're a psychopath? Some employers and psychologists say staying away from social media is 'suspicious'

First notice the diction. "Is not joining Facebook a sign you're a psychopath?" The term "psychopath" evokes an instant, strong reaction in the mind of the reader. The connotations associated with "psychopath" evoke mental images of chainsaw massacres and Christian Bale trying to feed a cat into an ATM. Important to note here is the interrogative nature of the statement. Is it a sign<question mark>. Can pigs fly? The statement asserts nothing, but it places an Inception-esque seed in the reader's mind. Continuing, "Some employers and psychologists say staying away from social media is 'suspicious." "Some" is a textbook weasel word that means approximately jack shit. Note the quotation around the word "suspicious." Try to notice the perceptual difference between the two phrases:

Some employers and psychologists say staying away from social media is suspicious

Some employers and psychologists say staying away from social media is 'suspicious'

If you noticed a difference between the two, you're not alone. The quotations are placed to deliberately make the reader stop and think about the connotations of that particular word. What else is 'suspicious?' Child molesters in long dark trench-coats? Burglars creeping in your windows? Remember, propaganda is the art of evoking mental images to sway one's perception.

On to the article:

Facebook has become such a pervasive force in modern society that increasing numbers of employers, and even some psychologists, believe people who aren't on social networking sites are 'suspicious.'

The article sets out to immediately assert that facebook is "such a pervasive force in modern society" that it would almost be foolish not to have one. This is known as argumentum ad populum, or more commonly "bandwagon fallacy." Just ignore the fact that over six billion people (over 85% of Earth's population) do not have facebook accounts. The paragraph follows up with more weasel words and quotation bullshit.

The German magazine Der Taggspiegel went so far as to point out that accused theater shooter James Holmes and Norwegian mass murder Anders Behring Breivik have common ground in their lack of Facebook profiles.

Here we have what can be called the "primary source" of the article. Conveniently sourced in German to an English-speaking audience so that only experienced translators could possibly check the validity of the source. Additionally, the claims can be proven patently false with a simple Google search. That's just shitty pseudo-journalism.

On a more tangible level, Forbes.com reports that human resources departments across the country are becoming more wary of young job candidates who don't use the site.

Here, DailyMail references a Forbes article that was written by the same Facebook marketing shills that paid for the DailyMail article. I could go through the Forbes article the same way I'm doing this, but I'm getting a bit hungry, so I'll stick to one piece of propaganda at a time.

<picture of employee presumably wasting company time> Normal: Facebook has become so pervasive in this culture that not having a profile is considered 'abnormal'

"Normal:" what we say you should do. "Abnormal:" what we say you shouldn't do. More argumentum ad populum.

The common concern among bosses is that a lack of Facebook could mean the applicant's account could be so full of red flags that it had to be deleted.

"common concern," "could mean," "could be." Weasel. Fucking. Words.

Slate.com tech reporter Farhad Manjoo wrote in an advice column that young people shouldn't date anyone who isn't on Facebook.

Guess that means tough shit for 85% of the world. DailyMail is hoping here that you won't notice how being a "tech reporter" for slate.com carries approximately zero credibility for anything. Presumable credentials for Mr. Manjoo carry about as much weight as a Dear Abby column mixed with a 4chan post.

'If you’re of a certain age and you meet someone who you are about to go to bed with, and that person doesn’t have a Facebook page, you may be getting a false name. It could be some kind of red flag,' he says.

Ignoring the implausibility of that scenario for a moment (uhh, hold on baby, before you take my pants off, can you accept my friend request?) this could be easily resolved by having other forms of identification, or the off-the-wall crazy concept of having fucking real-life friends who can vouch for your identity.

The tech news site Slashdot summed up Der Taggspiegel's story about social networking as 'not having a Facebook account could be the first sign that you are a mass murderer.'

I suppose DailyMail was just playing Russian Roulette on this one and hoping that nobody actually clicked the slashdot link. Provided here for your convenience, slashdot's community completely shits all over the propaganda piece.

<picture of Holmes> Loner: James Holmes, the accused Colorado theater shooter, does not appear to have friends and did not have a Facebook page.

[citation needed]. How do you know Holmes doesn't have friends? There is no mention of any confirmation of this fact by Holmes or close associates of Holmes. DailyMail literally made this shit up.

Breivik used MySpace and Holmes was reportedly on the hookup site Adult Friend Finder.

Here's what I consider proof that this piece was authored by Facebook's marketing team. Since when was MySpace not a social networking site? It's the same fucking thing as Facebook without the pokes and digital cows. Even Adult Friend Finder requires elements of sociability. How does a man presumably seduce women over the internet without appearing at least amicable?

Psychologist Christopher Moeller told the magazine that using Facebook has become a sign of having a healthy social network.

Using the most popular social networking channel in the world is a sign of having a healthy social network? youdontsay.jpg Take note that this statement by the sole psychologist quoted in the entire article means absolutely nothing.

Psychologists have noted that Holmes, along with several noted mass murderers, have lacked any real friends.

"several," "real" friends

And this is what the argument boils down to: It's the suspicion that not being on Facebook, which has become so normal among young adults, is a sign that you're abnormal and dysfunctional, or even dangerous, ways.

Here is where the bandwagon bullshit comes to a climax. Using our product is "so normal among young adults." If you don't use our product, you're obviously "abnormal and dysfunctional," or even "dangerous." Remember kids, Pol Pot and Idi Amin never had Facebook accounts!!! Use our product, or people will mistake you for a psychopathic, violent killer!

~ end

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If you do not go to the WC, when you must pie, you are suspicious.
Because the most of us go to the WC.
Right?
After a comes b.
But that is not the whole logic.
Right?!
Logic is something else!
Look here:

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So. Did you read it?
It means:
All people are psychopaths.
So, if you do not use facebook, you are psychopath, too! lol

Major premise: All men are mortal.
Minor premise: All Greeks are men.
Conclusion: All Greeks are mortal.

The article did not say, that you are not psychopath,
when you USE the facebook!

lol
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Nice breakdown of the dirty linguistic tricks.
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There is nothing proper about propaganda. Gave up FB long ago but they still have 'my stuff' when I want to re-join. Oh, OK thanks Suckerman for 'holding' on to my previous 'stuff' for me... yeah right! FEAR = False Evidence Appearing Real. Still waiting for FB to go down in flames and it seems to be getting closer to doing so everyday. banana2
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wow this is so well written, five stars opie you are outstanding.

we can all obviously tell this is major propaganda. but to lay it out so blatantly and analyze the BS!

you are simply the best kind of person
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Is GLP considered social media?

If so, I'm good.

Hey employer do you wanna see what I say at night while in a drug hazed drunken stupor?

You wanna fire me now?

By that I mean, will you fire me now?

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Great reply, ROFLMAO.
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I'm sorry guys I did not write this. I didn't mean to give that impression, as I put the link at the end. I saw it on Reddit and thought it belonged here.


I wish I would use my intellect to have refreshing, well thought out reactions to things like this. I just end up groaning and suppressing the sheer amounts of disdain and disappointment I constantly feel.

Also, hello there fellow redditors :P

Edit: Also, definitely click the link and read some more of the conversation. It's a great thread.
For those who missed it [link to www.reddit.com]

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Re: A line-by-line evaluation of a textbook example of propaganda. Re;Is not joining Facebook a sign you're a psychopath?
FB is evil, worse than google. Now employers and others will expect, even demand people have a FB account, partly to make their job of data mining easier, and partly because it gives them greater control over the individual.

I'll tell you what though:

All these social media sites, especially FB, are female driven. Guys follow the female lead and set up accounts exactly because chicks do it and are obsessed with it. Any attempt to control the excesses and negative influences and power these sites like FB have will have to take into account their primarily female obsession.
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I don't have a cell phone either - does that mean I'll be one of the first to the camps ?
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Re: A line-by-line evaluation of a textbook example of propaganda. Re;Is not joining Facebook a sign you're a psychopath?
Why did the op make a blatant attempt at passing off someone else's work as their own here? That's nearly as bad as writing shitty sensationalist articles. And as for the article itself, what a pretentious piece of shit. I don't need some moron from reddit with too much time on their hands to point out that the daily mail put out ridiculous articles on a regular basis. Propaganda? What? It's not propaganda. Its sensationalism. They aren't trying to get anyone on their side or sway anyone's views here, they just want to attract readers. That's the reason for the emotive words and the laughable premise. And look, it worked! Everyone is talking about the daily mail and their silly story. Mission accomplished. The pretentious reddit loser is a moron with too much time on his hands and words fail me for the OP of this thread. Seriously, what the fuck.

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