Category Archives: Fake news

Carole Cadwalladr’s TED talk

(updated April 21, 2019) “My question to you is, is this what you want? Is this how you want history to remember you? As the handmaidens to authoritarianism?” Watch as @carolecadwalla calls out the “gods of Silicon Valley” for being … Continue reading

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Seven ways misinformation spread during the 2016 USA election

This Article is reblogged from The Medium and was originally posted by the Knight Foundation. It fits and complements the findings of the “Propaganda” book by Benkler c.s. see https://theconnectivist.wordpress.com/2018/10/07/network-propaganda-empirical-study-by-prof-benkler-recent-usa-media-ecosystem/ Hat tip to Michel Bauwens of the P2P Foundation for drawing … Continue reading

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Network Propaganda = Empirical Study by prof Benkler: recent USA Media Ecosystem

  UPDATE December 17, 2018 The book is now published and it arrived today at our house in Holland. The key message is that in the USA a vast right-wing media ecology (not only Internet, Facebook or Twitter)  has been in … Continue reading

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Freedom of the Net report

Freedom House has published an interesting report called “Freedom of the Net, 2017” – Manipulating Social Media to Undermine Democracy  – November 2017. Iain Thomson in San Francisco 14 Nov 2017 at 05:01 had the following comment on this report:  https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/11/14/think_the_us_is_alone_18_countries_had_their_elections_hacked_last_year/ ========= Thomson’s comment in The … Continue reading

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