Media manipulation is nothing new.

Clickbaity headlines are nothing new.

Sugar in your hot sauce is nothing new.

In the 1940s, George Orwell wrote that a nation gets the newspaper it deserves. As long as we remain apathetic towards corruption and cheap tricks, corruption and cheap tricks will become more and more familiar.

It doesn’t have to be this way. You can start a revolution without setting things on fire.

You can stop watching CNN. You can stop buying shitty hot sauce. You can stop retweeting clickbait. And if you stop doing all that, and 5 more people do so, and 10 more after that, and 100 more, and 1,000 more…

…then they’ll think of a more clever way to lie to you. And it’ll never work. I can’t name one instance when corporations lied to millions of people and were never found out.

Just because it’s nothing new doesn’t mean it can’t be changed.

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