Owl: Wikipedia as a Memory Hole — Journalists as Shills — a Public that Embraces “Protective Stupidity” . . .

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From Orwell to Gladwell and Back

The technology of power is moving from the past’s emphasis on privacy and concealment toward more contemporary techniques of diversion, bias, misconception, and willful stupidity. The crude methods that George Orwell summed up in his image of the incinerator-chute “memory hole” are growing into more sophisticated devices for providing the public with misleading frameworks for mentally organizing (or rationalizations for simply ignoring) the overload of available facts, thus making it harder to remember or understand politically inconvenient knowledge.

We see some of the old-fashioned memory-hole techniques at work currently with Wikipedia. Read full article.


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