The people fact checking for disinformation come from the same groups that notoriously peddle disinformation. It’s a Soviet-style situation. From Good Citizen at thegoodcitizen.substack.com:
Most people still don’t know the real sources of disinformation.
The Internet is effectively dead. It has no pulse. They put it on global disinformation remdesivir fact-checking drip and murdered it.
But Good Citizen, what about Substack and the direct-to-inbox newsletter format?!
For how much longer? (Knocks on wood)
One paid subscriber (Hi Ed. Maybe?), who helped create the pensioner discount subscription option, recently said Hotmail was stuffing his spam folder with my emails. He hadn’t seen one in weeks.
How long until Gmail follows? How long until the government leans on all of these pantywaist nerd factories and just starts deleting them right when they hit your inbox?
Maybe the government can do what it does best and destroy it all by incentivizing censorship the same way they incentivized death at hospitals. $10 per blocked email address? $50,000 per banned newsletter? Congress can kick it off with the INTERNET CARES Act.
PayPal is now ditching Substackers after half a decade of targeting anyone to the right of Occasional-Cortex’s Met Gala dress train holder. Bank of America dropped Trump voters who sniffed out election fraud. Wells Fargo is too good for adult film stars who woke one day recently to find all their banking services deleted. Yes, the same Wells Fargo that created millions of fake accounts without customers’ permission and laundered billions in Mexican cartel drug money.