MSM

1. What does MSM stand for?

Mainstream media

MSM refers to mainstream media, which primarily pertains to newspapers and television networks that influence a large amount of people. It also relates to Internet-based media outlets, which has emerged as a major source of news with the expansion of the Internet.

The MSM term is often used in the criticism of the homogenization of media outlet ownership. Some fear that viewpoints may be brainwashed into consumers' heads and that news coverage may not be fair if it doesn't agree with the media outlet's beliefs. Mainstream media is primarily viewed as showing liberal bias by conservative critics. In America, most media outlets are owned by a small amount of companies, which include Viacom, CBS, Time Warner, Disney, News Corporation, and Comcast.

Example

Did you see what Trump said about Kaepernick?
Yeah, but it's just the MSM trying to get Clinton to be President.
Conservative cartoon criticizing MSM

Conservative cartoon criticizing MSM

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MSM means mainstream media

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Updated October 13, 2016
2. What does MSM stand for in gaming?

My Singing Monsters

Gamers use MSM as shorthand for the game series My Singing Monsters. In MSM, players collect and breed singing monsters, which live on the player's private island. Together, the player's monsters sing a song comprised of instrumental notes, lyrics, and other sounds. They also earn the player various forms of in-game currency.

MSM has proved popular enough to receive several sequels, including a console title named My Singing Monsters: Playground. Fans can also purchase a My Singing Monsters board game and soundtrack.

Example

Who is your favorite MSM monster?
I like Bowgart a lot.
MSM fan art posted to Twitter

MSM fan art posted to Twitter

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Updated January 11, 2023

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