Teachers face task of deprogramming kids brainwashed with Trump and QAnon conspiracies during shutdowns

  

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Via:  john-russell  •  one month ago  •  29 comments

By:   Bob Brigham (Raw Story - Celebrating Years of Independent Journalism)

Teachers face task of deprogramming kids brainwashed with Trump and QAnon conspiracies during shutdowns
Teachers across the country are facing the task of dealing with students who were exposed to conspiracy theories during the coronavirus pandemic shutdowns, CNBC reported Saturday.CNBC reporter Salvador Rodriguez interviewed Sarah Wildes, who teaches seventh grade science and technology in Alabama. S...

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Teachers across the country are facing the task of dealing with students who were exposed to conspiracy theories during the coronavirus pandemic shutdowns, CNBC reported Saturday.

CNBC reporter Salvador Rodriguez interviewed Sarah Wildes, who teaches seventh grade science and technology in Alabama. She described being asked about the results of the 2020 presidential election, which was won by Joe Biden even though Donald Trump continues to lie about the election.

"I have to tread lightly, but I pointed out that we do know," Wildes said. "There are facts. There have been committees who reviewed the election. The numbers show us a truth, but the social media bubbles confuse us about that truth."

Wildes explained how the shutdowns made misinformation worse for students.

"They were at home consuming this information without really being able to bust out of their own bubble having been in quarantine," Wildes said. "They were starved for guidance on how to navigate all the things that they were seeing."

Wildes has been using the Checkology program by the News Literacy Project.

Teachers across the country are facing the same problem, with many having not had in-person classes for 16 months.

"Since the last time full classrooms congregated, a whole industry of misinformation has exploded online, spreading conspiracy theories on everything from the alleged steal of the presidential election, which Joe Biden won, to the prevalence of microchips in Covid-19 vaccines," CNBC reported. "It's bad enough that kids are exposed to dangerous untruths across their favorite social media apps like Facebook, YouTube and TikTok. An equally large problem is that, while stuck at home during the pandemic, many students had their days of virtual schooling interrupted by screaming parents, who themselves had fallen deep into the internet's darkest rabbit holes."

The report noted 15% of Americans believe in the QAnon conspiracy theories.

QAnon and anti-vaxxers brainwashed kids stuck at home — now teachers have to deprogram them https://t.co/Ep9jRH4TRQ — CNBC (@CNBC) 1630792006.0


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JohnRussell
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1  seeder  JohnRussell    one month ago
"Since the last time full classrooms congregated, a whole industry of misinformation has exploded online, spreading conspiracy theories on everything from the alleged steal of the presidential election, which Joe Biden won, to the prevalence of microchips in Covid-19 vaccines," CNBC reported. "It's bad enough that kids are exposed to dangerous untruths across their favorite social media apps like Facebook, YouTube and TikTok. An equally large problem is that, while stuck at home during the pandemic, many students had their days of virtual schooling interrupted by screaming parents, who themselves had fallen deep into the internet's darkest rabbit holes."
 
 
 
Hallux
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1.1  Hallux  replied to  JohnRussell @1    one month ago

C'mon John, without healthy doses of Critical Trump Theory mixed with Critical Q Theory our reader's children will be doomed to obeying Bolsheviks and other assorted radicals too numerous to list.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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2  Greg Jones    one month ago

Very few kids give a damn about conspiracy theories or are interested in politics.

Another faux crisis.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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2.1  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Greg Jones @2    one month ago

Most kids have never seen conspiracy theories presented as news up until the past 5 or 6 years. 

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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2.1.1  Greg Jones  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1    one month ago

You mean hogwash like Trump-Putin collusion, or the lie that Trump is responsible for all the Covid deaths.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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2.1.2  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Greg Jones @2.1.1    one month ago

The Trump campaign did collude with Russians.

Trump is responsible for an unknown number of covid deaths based on his lack of interest in taking the virus seriously for so many months.  His cult members fell in line behind him, didnt keep social distance and didnt wear masks, and many of them died.  It is not possible to put a number on it, but it surely in the thousands. 

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
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2.1.3  Thrawn 31  replied to  Greg Jones @2.1.1    one month ago

Not responsible no, complicit yes. 

 
 
 
Ronin2
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2.1.4  Ronin2  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.2    one month ago
The Trump campaign did collude with Russians.

Prove it John. Instead of just making a bald faced statement prove it. From a reliable source. Not ever the damn Mueller commission proved it. They instead went after Trump for obstructing their bogus investigation.

Trump is responsible for an unknown number of covid deaths based on his lack of interest in taking the virus seriously for so many months.

You mean like the fucking Democrats John? Remember the assholes that claim Covid 19 was nothing to try and make Trump look like a racist for his travel bans at the start? Then the Democrat governors that put people that tested positive for Covid 19 into retirement and nursing homes? Then during the presidential elections Democrats claiming they wouldn't take the "Trump vaccines"? Or Biden's open border; how many illegals came up here with the Delta variant of Covid 19? Funny how the spike in Covid cases directly responds to the start of the ongoing surge of illegals across our southern border. How many untold dead due to their stupidity? When are you going to hold Democrats responsible for their actions?

His cult members fell in line behind him, didnt keep social distance and didnt wear masks, and many of them died.

Like Democrats care about masks, social distancing, or any of the other bullshit they spew on a daily basis.

We cannot put a number of Covid 19 deaths caused by Democrat stupidity and hypocrisy; but judging by the number of Covid deaths since Biden took over- it will only be getting bigger.

 
 
 
MrFrost
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2.1.5  MrFrost  replied to  Greg Jones @2.1.1    one month ago
You mean hogwash like Trump-Putin collusion,

Russia if you're listening...

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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2.1.6  Sean Treacy  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.2    one month ago
he Trump campaign did collude with Russians.

Claiming that in article about people being brainwashed is a bold strategy, don't you think?

What's next?  A defense of the Steele dossier? Or Adam's Schiff's brazen lies about FISA court abuses? 

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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2.1.7  Sean Treacy  replied to  MrFrost @2.1.5    one month ago

This is like a Rorschach test to see if you even have a basic understanding of what collusion is. 

If you think this clip is, you really have no clue what you are talking about.  Just as a simple matter of understanding words, it's not "collusion" to publicly ask another government to do something. 

Read the Mueller report, one time.  

 
 
 
MrFrost
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2.1.8  MrFrost  replied to  Ronin2 @2.1.4    one month ago
Instead of just making a bald faced statement prove it.

How much proof do you need? Trump tower meeting between Russians that hated Hillary and Don "coke head" Jr.? First they said it didn't happen, then they said it was about adopting kids, then they lied about who was there....why all the lying? I mean, I get it, the trump's lie constantly....Then there all the ties to the Russian government, the loans, the people, etc.. Don Jr. said they get millions in loans from Russia to build trump's shitty hotels all over the world. Why? We'll find out soon enough, trumps tax returns will most likely be public by the end of the year. 

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And this is just what WE know of. 

 
 
 
MrFrost
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2.1.9  MrFrost  replied to  Sean Treacy @2.1.7    one month ago
Read the Mueller report, one time.  

I have, maybe you should, and not just the parts that you think prove your point. 

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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2.1.10  Sean Treacy  replied to  MrFrost @2.1.9    one month ago
I have,.

It didn't take if you think Mueller found a conspiracy between Trump and Russia to interfere in the election. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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2.1.11  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Sean Treacy @2.1.6    one month ago
  1. Senate panel: Trump colluded with Russia in 2016 election

    ...

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JohnRussell
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2.1.12  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Ronin2 @2.1.4    one month ago

You are getting past the point of having a rational discussion. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
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2.1.13  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.11    one month ago

Sure, a bunch of Senators did what Mueller couldn't do in months and months of investigations.

LMAO.

 
 
 
GregTx
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2.1.14  GregTx  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.11    one month ago

That link doesn't work.

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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2.1.15  XXJefferson51  replied to  Ronin2 @2.1.4    one month ago

Well done!  Great documentation of the points you made.  Democrat lies debunked! 

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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2.2  XXJefferson51  replied to  Greg Jones @2    one month ago

Exactly.  Another story about left wing Union teachers trying to overcome the influence of parents in their children’s lives.  It’s not up to teachers to try to change political viewpoints of their students.  

 
 
 
Ronin2
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3  Ronin2    one month ago

Yes, this will make it so much harder for teachers to program kids with leftist dogma and bullshit.

Such as CRT, and be whatever gender you want to be. 

These parents should have their kids taken away from them and given to good leftist homes so that they can be brought up like good liberal Democrats./S

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
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3.1  Thrawn 31  replied to  Ronin2 @3    one month ago
Such as CRT,

You do not even know what that is. 

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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3.1.1  Greg Jones  replied to  Thrawn 31 @3.1    one month ago

So what is CRT and how does it benefit society?

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
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3.1.2  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Greg Jones @3.1.1    one month ago

Careful there Greg. Asking that question is like opening a lefty can of worms...

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
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3.1.3  Thrawn 31  replied to  Greg Jones @3.1.1    one month ago

You tell me, [Deleted]

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
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3.1.4  Thrawn 31  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @3.1.2    one month ago

No can of worms, [Deleted]

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
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3.1.5  Thrawn 31  replied to  Greg Jones @3.1.1    one month ago

Damn, Sandy is really making me treat you with the kid gloves today.

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
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4  Thrawn 31    one month ago

OMG, I cannot even imagine trying to be a teacher and teaching kids who think democrats eat babies. 

 
 
 
Ronin2
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4.1  Ronin2  replied to  Thrawn 31 @4    one month ago

Or think that Republicans will throw Grandma off a cliff.

Or think that Republicans restrict voting rights.

Or think that Republicans are all traitors trying to overthrow the government.

Of course that is what the teachers will be teaching them anyways- so I guess that works for them in the long run.

 
 
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