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7 days from fringe to mainstream: How a conspiracy theory ricocheted around the web (USA Today)

USA Today: 7 days from fringe to mainstream: How a conspiracy theory ricocheted around the web. “Just days after a deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school, conspiracy theorists were able to spin and then spread a demonstrably false tale on social media so that it dominated Internet searches and ‘trending’ tabs. 54 more words

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Narrow minds

I just listened to an interview on a TV current affairs program (The Nation).. about ‘Regional Development’, with the new Minister (NZF, a coalition party). One issue raised was the recently created… 159 more words

The Guardian: YouTube promotes conspiracy videos attacking Florida's shooting survivors

The Guardian: YouTube promotes conspiracy videos attacking Florida’s shooting survivors. “YouTube is promoting conspiracy theory videos claiming that survivors of last week’s Florida school shooting are ‘crisis actors’, in the latest example of technology companies failing to tackle disinformation.”

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Some Next Steps and Posting Reminder, 2/23

In your posts for this week, I think we are all feeling the stress and frustration from the contemporary moment of online harassment, fake news or misinformation proliferation, and data and privacy breaches. 725 more words

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Surviving Times of Lies and Misinformation

I saw the following sentence while reading text of the Bible and thought it would make an interesting essay to enhance our spirituality; “They feed on wind, their misinformation and desolation multiply and they carry oil into arbitrary places.” This quote conjures an image of one group of people defrauding another group of people through misinformation with intent to usurp valuable resources. 1,098 more words

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Fake news 'vaccine': Online game may 'inoculate' by simulating propaganda tactics (Phys .org)

Phys .org: Fake news ‘vaccine’: Online game may ‘inoculate’ by simulating propaganda tactics . “A new online game puts players in the shoes of an aspiring propagandist to give the public a taste of the techniques and motivations behind the spread of disinformation—potentially ‘inoculating’ them against the influence of so-called fake news in the process.”

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news from frontlines

I read some recent stories from the ‘frontlines’ of the Drug war in Aotearoa/NZ :

1) Charges brought against NZ ‘Drug Offenders’ has been until recently, by far the… 217 more words