The Internet puts all the world’s knowledge at the fingertips of everyone who can afford a device to connect or who has access to a free device.
The Internet is also the most hijackable source of information mankind has ever invented.
In the September 19, 2022 posting to his daily blog, Coffee&Covid, Florida attorney Jeff Childers alerted readers to a 501(c3) organization called the Good Information Foundation, which is just one of many new well-funded “non-profits” proclaiming to be battling misinformation by creating armies of legacy and social media influencers on key issues that are dividing Americans. Instead of civil debate and the exchange of facts, ideas, and perspectives, an information war is being waged. For the average citizen, the old adage of “buyer beware” must be expanded to include “reader/viewer beware”.
Their website is filled with statements people on both sides of issues agree with, such as:
AMERICA IS IN AN INFORMATION CRISIS
DISINFORMATION IS THREATENING PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY, SOCIAL TRUST AND DEMOCRACY.
Yes, indeed, America is in an information crisis. But where can truth be found, if both sides are shouting they are defending facts? What better way to garner trust than to claim you’re pledging to rid the world of misinformation? Here’s how they plan to do it:
One way to attempt to sort out truth from propaganda is to simply ask for a debate. Ask leaders and individuals on both sides of an issue to come together for a civil public debate and discussion. Pay attention to which side refuses and their reasons. (Hint: ICWA is happy to debate and discuss vaccine issues with anyone, anywhere.)
Below is the viral TikTok video that is exposing the Good Information Foundation’s agenda. We at ICWA try not get political. Our sharing this is not to influence readers about political candidates but to expose the manipulation of content and reveal that perhaps our greatest enemy today is the ease of which information can be controlled.
This lawyer on TikTok is exposing a disinformation campaign to drive certain talking points about Donald Trump and “MAGA Republicans” to sway viewers into voting for Democrats in the upcoming midterms. pic.twitter.com/QEFOkoygvN
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) September 18, 2022