“The liberals were outraged by Trump, but they expressed their anger in cyberspace, so it had no effect, because the algorithms made sure they only spoke to people who already agreed with them.” Adam Curtis, “Hypernormalisation” documentary (2016)

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HyperNormalisation

Synopsis:

“HyperNormalisation tells the extraordinary story of how we got to this strange time of great uncertainty and confusion – where those who are supposed to be in power are paralysed – and have no idea what to do. And, where events keep happening that seem inexplicable and out of control – from Donald Trump to Brexit, the War in Syria, the endless migrant crisis, and random bomb attacks. It explains not only why these chaotic events are happening – but also why we, and our politicians, cannot understand them. The film shows that what has happened is that all of us in the West – not just the politicians and the journalists and the experts, but we ourselves – have retreated into a simplified, and often completely fake version of the world. But because it is all around us, we accept it as normal.“

 

 

h/t  secretymology

 

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