Why Like-Comment-Share is the New Brainwash

The Gray Factor

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If rinse-lather-repeat is the process to wash your hair, then like-comment-share has become the current technique to wash your brain.

A good friend of mine recently shared the following viral message on Facebook, and it sort of blew my mind. The message only further proves that Facebook and other Internet social networks are making it easier than ever for extremists to propagandize intolerance in such subtle forms that, if we don’t pay attention, we may just miss it.

Anyhow, here is the shared message:

LOCAL MAYOR REFUSES TO REMOVE PORK FROM SCHOOL CANTEEN MENU AND EXPLAINS WHY.

Muslim parents have demanded the abolition of pork in all the school canteens of a Montreal suburb. It seems it is offensive to the Muslim families and shows much disrespect.

The mayor of the Montreal suburb of Dorval, has refused, and the town clerk sent a note to all parents in the municipality…

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