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Birds aren't real
« on: December 21, 2021, 03:28:36 AM »
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/09/technology/birds-arent-real-gen-z-misinformation.html
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Last month, Birds Aren’t Real adherents even protested outside Twitter’s headquarters in San Francisco to demand that the company change its bird logo.

I love these people. Restoring my faith in Gen Z.

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In a post-truth world dominated by online conspiracy theories, young people have coalesced around the effort to thumb their nose at, fight and poke fun at misinformation. It’s Gen Z’s attempt to upend the rabbit hole with absurdism.

“It’s a way to combat troubles in the world that you don’t really have other ways of combating,” said Claire Chronis, 22, a Birds Aren’t Real organizer in Pittsburgh. “My favorite way to describe the organization is fighting lunacy with lunacy.”

“Dealing in the world of misinformation for the past few years, we’ve been really conscious of the line we walk,” [founder Peter McIndo] said. “The idea is meant to be so preposterous, but we make sure nothing we’re saying is too realistic. That’s a consideration with coming out of character.”


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Re: Birds aren't real
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2021, 05:01:29 PM »
Apparently, my filters need tightening...

The birds are all right - StarTribune.com
https://www.startribune.com/the-birds-are-all-right/600129169/

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Re: Birds aren't real
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2021, 04:14:43 AM »
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A video on his website, purportedly recorded in 1987, shows his team intensively researching to expose "the biggest crime ever perpetrated on the American people."

I love how this group, founded in 2017, has backfilled their history with documents and videos going back to 1976.

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Re: Birds aren't real
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2021, 11:38:12 AM »
A friend who knows a couple of conspiracy people, said "effing priceless" .

  A perfect wind up tool for him. It might even help them off the waggon, who knows?
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Re: Birds aren't real
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2021, 05:48:03 PM »
And what does it matter anyway? The drones are still pretty and fun to watch and we don't have to worry about climate change and habitat destruction. We can just make more. And the government can watch us and keep us safe. It's a win-win.

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Re: Birds aren't real
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2022, 03:12:46 PM »
CIA Cover-up;

Birds are real, a US government agency wants to assure you - CNET
https://www.cnet.com/news/birds-are-real-a-us-government-agency-wants-you-to-assure-you/

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Re: Birds aren't real
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2022, 09:40:32 PM »
I think they invented the US Product Safety Commission as a front. I'd never hear of it until they started spouting nonsense about birds being biologicals.