on fake news

“FAKE”

is but a popular term frequently used about the

“NEWS”

(becoming more frequent beginning with the Era of Trump)

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NEWS labels information new, with respect to a specific date and time duration, usually a day. But there is also “breaking news”, reports of activities underway concurrent to the reporting. If you returned from a long trip away from your normal source of news, a review for the duration of you absence would be “news” to you.

News, as used here, doesn’t distinguish among: 1] claimed objective descriptions of happenings; 2] interpretations of (1); and 3] commentary about both (1) and (2).

FAKE labels an evaluation of an item (of news) relative to a “CONTEXT” deemed as “REALITY” by those claiming the item to be fake. Fake also implies that the author and distributor of the news called “fake” (as attributed to by the persons calling the news fake) actually accepts the reality of those accusing them of faking, a deliberate attempt at deception. However, authors and distributors of fake news hope that readers of their news statements will believe them to be true.

Accusers of news statements being fake, often have alternative statements, using much of the same terminology as the so-called “fake news”, but formatted to result (for some readers) in meaning “counter” to the news called fake. This they might label, TRUE NEWS.

True and Fake are attributes assigned to statements by persons perceiving statements, which may include their authors.

********  TOPICS FOR DEVELOPMENT  *********

Fake News About Fake News
Weaponized News  Media Matters Radio
The Truth about TRUTH
Theory Laden Facts & Belief Laden Theories

No documents can claim TRUTH,
because the CONTEXT can never be part of the document.
Context is the foundation for interpretation,
which are evaluated re “truth-value”.

SAME INFO ORGANIZED DIFFERENTLY
YIELDS DIFFERENT REALITIES
MSNBC  vs  LOU DOBS
&&&
CNN vs FOX

INSIGHTS ARISE FROM
SUBCONSCIOUS REORGANIZATION OF
EXISTING KNOWLEDGE STRUCTURES
sometimes triggered by new information,
but not necessarily in the knowledge domain of the insight.

******** ALT-REALITIES AT KORALEE HOUSE **********

These local differences
reflect
global differences.

Control – E accuses L of controlling; L’s complaints about being controlled are viewed by E as L attempting to control. E has total say for all of the house and property, at Koralee Place, except the one room used by L – which E would control if she had the power. L’s suggestions to modify the house are seen by E as L attempting control. E cannot conceive that she controls.

Negativity – E accuses L of always being negative. Larry claims that pointing out possible improvements is not being negative; that accurate feedback is essential for progress.  “Positive Negatives?”
Info that triggers negative emotions in a person aren’t necessarily “bad”.  Warning a population of a coming tsunami stimulates negative emotions but is a positive act.

False/True Facts – E, L, and T differ on what “facts” re true and important vs false or irrelevant. E values cleanliness over order, whereas L values order over cleanliness. T is inconsistent as to order and cleanliness. E, L, and T imagine/conceptualize alternative futures differently.  There is no meta-area to compare these alternatives because the differences aren’t about concrete imagined happenings; but are about the deep nature or reality and change.

 

 

Author: nuet

01/24/1935. BS-physics RPI 1956; MS-physics UofChicago 1958; PhD-physics Yale 1965; PhD-Edu Psy Uof MInnesota 1970. Auroral Research Byrd Station, Antarctica 11/1960-02/1962. MINNEMAST curriculum dev 1964-68. Woodstock. faculty Pima Community College, Tucson 1974-1997. Transdisciplinary scientist, philosopher, educator, futurist, activist. PC user since 1982. "Wife". daughter, 2 grandsons. 5 dogs & 7 cats. Lacks mental imagery in all sensory domains.

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