Hoaxed | Everything They Told You Is a Lie
Hoaxed — Everything They Told You Is a Lie – An insider’s look at the fake news phenomenon and the consequences of media misinformation. Interviews from those who have been accused of spreading it themselves are featured in variety throughout the film.
A documentary created by social media personality Mike Cernovich detailing the use of narratives by mass media to influence politics and public opinion.
1 Minute Clip from Denzel Washington in December 2016 calling out the media’s “culture” of spreading misinformation which is relevant today. Rather than making a new post, I thought I might include it on this post.
“If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you do read it, you’re misinformed.”
“So what do you do?” asked the reporter.
“That’s a great question. What is the long-term effect of too much information? One of the effects is the need to be first, not even to be true anymore.”
“So what a responsibility ‘YOU‘ all have – To tell the truth. Not just to be first. But to tell the truth.”
“We live in a society now where it’s just first, who cares, get it out there – We don’t care who it hurts. We don’t care who we destroy. We don’t care if it’s true. Just say it, sell it.”
“Anything you practice you’ll get good at — including BS”