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April 21, 2021

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All the misinformation is being removed from publication. Why is this necessary? Decisions are being made to stop it happening. It can be said that misinformation is false, but it is also missing information that can be used to determine a belief on the subject being studied.

Information about personal experience can fall under the misinformation banner: just look at the information available from authority. Robodebt was in the public interest, cost effective, and designed to be a fair welfare system, people believed. Years later the courts have made a decision: it was unlawful from the start.

The tip of the iceberg of misinformation supplied by the government, suppression of information over a number of years, money is repaid, liability unacknowledged by the government. They condoned the misinformation of the situation, which takes years to unravel. Suppression of information that delayed the facts being revealed, structured into the laws of Australia!

Misinformation or missing information, suppressed for the benefit of the population, a control of belief. What information can be trusted these days? Going beyond belief is now a requirement for living in 2021.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. “What information can be trusted these days?”

    I use rule of thumb 85/15 formula when assessing alternative/conspiracy information, the 85% being disruption/discredit planted by controlled oppositions and government/corporate agency … 15% the likely real deal.
    Would suggest the same 85/15 can be applied to official information where the 15% might be believed……….

    Corruption runs deep, even in science, and data is not proof.

    ‘Going beyond belief’ is an apt slogan for now times.

  2. Data matching has long been used as a tool to detect welfare debts. The difference with this scheme, that was devised under the Morrison stewardship, was that the human element was removed. Anomalies were once treated merely as flags to be followed up by trained staff who could look deeper for explanations. Then people were treated appallingly and asked to produce documentation going back seven years or more.

    I think that very few really fell for this being about a fair welfare system, least of all the government that introduced it. There was rapidly, plenty of information in the media about case studies and the general faults of this system. When it comes to ballot time, too many people place other concerns well above fairness.

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