Well, this is something that I need to end up addressing in class with my digital literacy students. Fortunately I have time alloted to handle news items like this. I certainly cannot anticipate things like this popping up.

Quoting @NewsLitProject@flipboard.com: https://flipboard.com/@newslitproject/rumorguard-posts-4p66pa2iz/-/a-W4KRq_IeTOWbmk1oMSKYSw%3Aa%3A3001767853-%2F0 #retoot

Post by News Literacy Project. "No, Microsoft has no plans to disable computers that share ‘non-mainstream’ content rumorguard.org/post/no-microso…" Posted on Feb 9, 2024 at 13:39

RumorGuard deals with it in their post in the matter. They weren’t the only ones to deal with it, though. Quoting @NewsLitProject@flipboard.com: https://flipboard.com/@newslitproject/examples-misinformation-hoaxes-conspiracy-theories-92vm26o7z/-/a-J7DcDE4aS72GO-qRSBWJbg%3Aa%3A3001767853-%2F0 #retoot

Post by News Literacy Project. "False report claims Microsoft will ‘disable computers’ if users share ‘non-mainstream content’ apnews.com/article/fact-check-…" Posted on Feb 9, 2024 at 13:40

Yes, the Associated Press dealt with this story as well.

By the end of 2024 we’ll be seeing a monster raving loony complex of insane conspiracy theories in place of what was once a political party. By any indication seen so far Donald Trump will not be thrown off the ballot. Reality is going to be at stake all year, I think.