Category Archives: Fake news

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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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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