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They were, in a sense, inventing journalism

"Three Weeks inside a pro-Trump QAnon Chatroom" by Stuart A. Thompson (emphasis mine):

I wondered what would happen in the days after Mr. Biden’s inauguration. Rather than re-evaluate their approach in the wake of Q’s failures, many doubled down. The problem wasn’t that the whole worldview was false, just that they had been led astray by inaccurate reports and misinterpretations. Their response was to improve their process. They would develop a list of sources, vet credentials, link to original material, and view unconfirmed information skeptically. They were, in a sense, inventing journalism.

Fascinating article with a clever approach to embedding audio content.


January 26, 2021