No conversation with fake news people

Yesterday I met a nice man from Austria.  I was visiting a friend here in Thailand and she introduced me to him. I don’t like to talk politics with people from other countries.  Here in Thailand it is just best not to talk Thai politics period especially if you are not Thai.  

I have been worn out talking with friends on Facebook about the election. Also deeply stressed about the direction trump will take us.  Like when we meet a new person here in Thailand as an American,  usual the first topic is where are you from.  But as soon as we got past our names,  country he wanted to know what I thought about trump. That is not unusual as lot of countries worried,  puzzled by what he will do. As a compulsive liar it is, hard to know what trump will do. 

He started right off with saying Hillary Clinton had started many wars!  I guess by my puzzled look,  he explained that he did not see this from mainstream media but thru Facebook and social media.  He is getting his news information from fake news! She has never been in a position to start a war. Only the president can go to war. 

The man was 60? I would think educated with some money based on his travels.  Ignorance conspiracy is world wide! 

I excused myself from the conversation for 2 reasons. One I am tired of politics and most importantly. 

Refuse to converse with a grown person that gets their information from fake news. I know some mainstream media may have a bias right or left,  but if you search around little can find the truth of accurate reporting! 

To learn more about fake news.  

Fake news websites are websites that publish hoaxespropaganda, and disinformation to drive web traffic inflamed by social media. They are distinguished from news satire, because they mislead and profit from readers believing the stories to be true. Fake news websites have promoted misleading or factually incorrect information concerning the politics of several countries, including GermanyIndonesia, the PhilippinesSwedenChinaMyanmar, and the United States. Many of the false news websites are hosted in RussiaMacedoniaRomania, and the U.S.

Above from Wikipedia 

…….. warning of the Russian government using: “pseudo-news agencies” and “internet trolls” as forms of propaganda and disinformation in an attempt to weaken democratic values.

Individuals that are disregarding their duty to their country, community and family are more than simply guilty of ignorance but are also guilty of negligence. This should not be confused with lack of knowledge.


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