CNN Peddles Disinformation about 'Misinformation'
Have you seen video of all of those illegal aliens crossing the Rio Grande recently? Or read the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reports of consistently apprehending more than 200,000 migrants each month? Maybe you’ve heard about DHS busing, flying and otherwise transporting untold numbers of newly arrived migrants to destinations all across the country, and even contemplating issuing them ID cards that will allow them to get past TSA checkpoints at the airport?
Well, CNN is here to inform you (or perhaps misinform or disinform you) that the American public and the millions of migrants who are being turned loose in this country are having the wool pulled over their eyes. According to CNN, citing a report by the Tech Transparency Project (TTP), migrants are being duped on social media into “think[ing] it’s a lot easier to get into the United States than it is in reality.”
Never mind what is actually happening – hundreds of thousands of illegal migrants being released into the country each month – what really matters is what officials in Washington are saying. “While senior administration officials repeatedly warn people not to journey north, they’re also contending with a multibillion-dollar smuggling industry peddling misinformation to migrants,” argues CNN. Clearly there is misinformation going on here, but sadly it is not the criminal cartels that are guilty of peddling it.
For its part, TTP holds social media accountable, primarily Facebook and WhatsApp (both the same company, Meta, by the way). The company that will ban you from their platform for using the wrong pronouns should obviously be doing more to bar criminal cartels from using these platforms to drum up business, even if what they are saying is absolutely true. In fact, they are doing precisely the opposite. “We do allow people to share information about how to enter a country illegally or request information about how to be smuggled,” says a Facebook spokesperson. Chances are that if the cartels deliver you alive on U.S. soil, you will get to stay.
It is fair of TTP to point out that delivering you alive, or even safely, on U.S. soil is far from a given. Tragically, many migrants die along the way. Many more are abused, sexually assaulted, trafficked, robbed and abandoned by the ruthless gangs that run the human smuggling operations. But it is also true that the term caveat emptor applies here. No one really needs to be told that these are not nice people and that bad things tend to happen when you enter into a business arrangements with violent criminals.
What is not misinformation, disinformation, or fake news are that the consequences of the de facto unholy partnership between the Biden administration and the criminal cartels engaged in the smuggling trade do not cease once DHS drops the migrants off at their chosen destinations. But don’t expect to read anything about that on CNN.