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How Your Brain Tricks You Into Believing Fake News


This is an excellent article about how one might recognize fake news, as well as some potential solutions for countering fake news.  I actually learned the name for several techniques I use when I read a story.   A very short synopsis of a few things one might ask or look for when reading an article… Continue reading How Your Brain Tricks You Into Believing Fake News

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New Russian Fake News Site Pops Up: The NY Evening


The 2018 US midterm election is hereby in session.  More Russian fake news sites are popping up. The quote is fake, it is old (2017 allegations), and let’s take a look at the source. The NY Evening @TheNYevening Bio: Truth, Justice and Wisdom  New York, NY nyeveningnews.com Joined November 2016 The first line, “Truth, Justice and… Continue reading New Russian Fake News Site Pops Up: The NY Evening

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Cognitive Mindhacks: How Attackers Spread Disinformation Campaigns


At last researchers are starting to investigate “how” disinformation and fake news works, not simply throwing up their hands and saying ‘they’re doing it’.  “Enraptured Minds: Strategic Gaming of Cognitive Mindhacks” looks to be an interesting and probably educational presentation.  Unfortunately, I cannot attend the presentation, so if someone can contact Fyodor Yarochkin, Lion Gu, and Vladimir Kropotov,… Continue reading Cognitive Mindhacks: How Attackers Spread Disinformation Campaigns

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Dealing With Fake News, Reality, and The Truth On Facebook


Someone asked a question today on Facebook and I answered.  I figured if I can help one or two people per day, I’m a happy man. I decided to share my answer in this blog. The Facebook user’s question: How do we know what is FAKE and what is REAL in this day and age?… Continue reading Dealing With Fake News, Reality, and The Truth On Facebook

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EU website takes on Russia’s fake news industry


Europe Letter: Moscow’s disinformation campaign covers the seedy and the political Thu, Sep 14, 2017, 01:00 Patrick Smyth in Brussels The Danes, if one is to believe the story, are opening brothels for zoophiles. They – the zoophiles, not the Danes – are people with a sexual fixation on non-human animals. The story, which has run… Continue reading EU website takes on Russia’s fake news industry

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Tagging fake news on Facebook has minimal effect – study


Some may even become more likely to misconstrue fake news as true, the Yale University study says By Gelo Gonzales Published 4:29 PM, September 15, 2017 MANILA, Philippines – A method employed by Facebook to control the spread of fake news is barely working, according to a Yale University study. The study, first reported by Politico,… Continue reading Tagging fake news on Facebook has minimal effect – study