The company takes on media outlets, which spread fake news and rumors, looking for short-term gains.
OneLife recently published a statement titled “Witch Hint in the 21st Century”. The company takes on media outlets, which spread fake news and rumors, looking for short-term gains.
The text kicks off with a definition of the term “witch hunt”:
“Essentially, it is a targeted attack against one person, for reasons that are not necessarily tangible. Trying to find someone to target and humiliate.”
The article discusses how medieval justice practices are not exactly forgotten today. Just like in the past when people were beheaded and hung when considered guilty of a crime, some of today’s media outlets are ready to draft conclusions that may not be based on facts whatsoever. Centuries ago it was a common practice to accuse someone of wrongdoing just by relying on claims and assumptions.
Not only that people were rarely given the chance to prove their innocence but they were publicly executed so that the masses could rest assured the kings and queens are protecting the society from the wrongdoers. OneLife sees public punishment as “obedience of the folk.” The company elaborates that the age-old tactics of “bread and circuses” of keeping people happy are still being deployed today.
Thankfully, nowadays society doesn’t work like that. Our democratic world revolves around the rules of law: legislative, executive, judiciary, and media. And while in a perfect world these four are interconnected and operate in cohesion, in reality, this is not always the case. Sometimes, press outlets take the role of a judge. A role, which does not suit their natural function – to spread information.
We are all familiar with the “innocent until proven guilty” concept. However, this is not a made up concept but a basic human right. Unfortunately, some media tribunes tend to disrespect it and throw biased and inappropriate allegations against individuals, entrepreneurs, and even whole companies. Often these assumptions are not based on real facts.
This is why everyone is talking about “fake news” these days. It has become extremely difficult to sort out the truth from the rest of the published materials.
“Individuals and companies, completely ruined, brought down to their knees by those fake news. How is that any different from the justice methods in Mediaeval times? Isn’t this a witch hunt?” the blog post reads.