Big Media and Big Tech Collude to Control Thought
The collusion between corporate entities - Big Tech, Big Media and Big Academia, in this case - is to manipulate opinion. That manipulation, called "astroturf," includes defaming those who hold contrary views.
"Hallmarks of astroturf include use of inflammatory language, such
as 'crank,' 'quack,' 'nutty,' 'lies,' 'paranoid,' 'pseudo' and 'conspiracy,'
" said Sharyl
Attkisson, who won five Emmy Awards with CBS News. "Use of the charged
language tests well. People hear something's a myth, maybe they find it on
Snopes and they instantly declare themselves too smart to fall for it."