Disinformation and unintended irony

In Apple’s famous 1984 Macintosh commercial, a portion of the dictator’s blurry text (on the right in this image) says that “the poisonous needs of disinformation will be consigned to the dustbin of history.”

So one of the ways authoritarianism achieves its power over us is by offering us protection from lies. The commercial offered us an easy way to break away from such mind control.

How well has that worked out?

By the way, the hammer thrown that breaks the screen in Ridley Scott’s commercial was actually made of papier-mâché …

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