A web of entities creating disinformation while labelling others as disinformation. Here’s how it works from investigative journalist Paul Thacker of Disinformation Chronicle.
Paul Thacker is the kind of guy you want at your dinner party – he’s funny, insightful, smart as a whip, and entirely affable. And, while his loud laugh is infectious, his knowledge of the disinformation space is unrivaled.
In this interview with Collapse Life host, Zahra Sethna, Thacker takes a deep dive into the anatomy of modern disinformation and how it came into its own in the time of COVID. The hour-long chat looks at how the revolving door between public relations agencies, governmental agencies, academia, and the media has poisoned the entire information ecosystem we need to live honestly.
“Big Disinformation... an entire industry to tell you how to think... people who call themselves disinformation researchers all belong to one political party...
...excluding the gulf oil spill, the industry that has paid the most in federal fines for putting out crappy products and lying about them is pharma... ”