A message also appeared that Google is going to take extra measures against advertisers and websites that spread fake news, conspiracy theories and other disinformation about the coronation pandemic. The scientific consensus must not be undermined.
This is the end of freedom of expression. Because after all, one would also be allowed to speak nonsense as free opinion.
Or is this fake news, too?
In the course of the centuries in which man has started to think about the value and meaning of thinking, different theories of truth have developed. In the beginning there was no discussion about whether truth exists or not, just as there was no discussion about whether God exists or not. What do you think of this quartet?
'If something is so and you say it is so, then it is truth.
If something is so and you say it isn't, then that's untruth.
If something isn't so and you say it isn't, then it is truth.
If something is not so and you say it is, then that is untruth.
This is the correspondence theory of truth and was formulated by Aristotle.
If you say that the Covid19 virus is a 'killer virus', then it must be so and the figures must show that the earth's population has been decimated, otherwise it is an untruth. Then the scientific consensus may maintain for eternity that this is a life-threatening disease that threatens the earth's population, but then still that's fake news.
Let's please go back to the first simple lessons of Aristotle.
Truth by Mieke Mosmuller