The State, Chosen Corporations, & Network Control
Let’s try this again. I posted this already on this subreddit, but encountered several logical fallacies, all of which I refuted. Unfortunately, despite addressing all counter arguments and pointing out all logical fallacies, the post was downvoted before a more appropriate sample size of the community could see it.
It’s unfortunate that I have to use this post to address common fallacies as opposed to the actual work I have done, but we do what we must.
- But it’s not peer reviewed.
- Peer review is useful, but the methodology of the scientific method exists independently of the peer review process. Indeed, the very notion of it requires that sound work is not considered “science” until it is peer-reviewed.
- If credibility hinges on the concept of peer review, then credibility hinges on the authoritarian fallacy – that an organization or “credible authority” is required for the process. Logic is logic. Evidence is evidence. You don’t need someone to confirm it for you.
- Lastly, an obsession with peer-review processes cripples independent work, which is not a part of an organization, is not funded by an organization, and does not reap the rewards of that organization.
- This peer-review critique is scientific ignorance at best and anti-individualistic at worst.
- But you cited yourself.
- As do a subset of researchers in all scientific and research fields. The very nature of choosing a specific area to study/report requires that a researcher build on previous work.
- Preventing people from becoming extremists is the ethical thing to do
- The premise of the report is that people are not prevented from becoming extremists; rather, “extremism” has become an institutional disinformation campaign to either serve as justification for political indoctrination, expansion of dominant tech platforms, and collusion with the state. Each of these claims have been thoroughly researched and cited by me, and I am prepared to have an adult conversation about them.
- You didn’t cite this/that claim.
- I did.
- The introduction has no citations for purely aesthetic reasons. Any claims in the introduction that require a citation are cited in identical claims of the main body of the work.
Yes, criticisms were that superficial and ignorant. Please take the time to read the report and discuss this topic.
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