Muddying the Waters

Here in our dismal pit, we perked up a bit as we read the following headline in the Grauniad:

Clarity on Burford Capital is needed after Muddy Waters treatment

A bit of background on this. The hedge fund Muddy Waters, which has no connection to McKinley Morganfield, aka Muddy Waters, the blues singer-songwriter—but perhaps it should have—issued a nice little report putting the knife into listed company Burford Capital which caused a huge drop in the latter’s share price.…

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The European Union Would Ban Us Talking About Bendy Bananas

The European Union is talking about disinformation, lies, on the internet during the recent European elections. What they really mean is that they want us to stop talking about bendy bananas. To the point that we should be forced to stop talking about bendy bananas:

Russian bots tried to influence EU elections, says Brussels

Scary, eh? As opposed to the full force of the Brussels “information” machine telling us about those same elections.

An initial report by the European Commission has found that bots and fake accounts traced to Russia spread false information online in the run up to the poll in an attempt to radicalise debate and amplify divisive content.

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