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Americans may appreciate knowing when a news story is suspect, but more than a third will share that story anyway


What I find most disturbing about this story is the not-so-professional attitude of a CNN reporter, Hadas Gold, at the very end of the article.  In her tweet she says: What I find fascinating about the several meet-ups social media has had w/ conservatives, is the feeling that there’s an inherent need for these platforms… Continue reading Americans may appreciate knowing when a news story is suspect, but more than a third will share that story anyway

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Half of college students aren’t sure protecting free speech is important. That’s bad news


To say the very least, this article is disheartening.  Achieving equality and freedom is not about suppressing others. It is about gaining the right to express oneself openly, honestly, and freely.  Expressing oneself without the fear of retribution, of physical or mental harm, should be pre-eminent among the free peoples of the world. Yet here… Continue reading Half of college students aren’t sure protecting free speech is important. That’s bad news

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Event: Doublespeak 101: “Free Speech Zones” and the Threat to Free Speech on Campus


July 25, 2017  Doublespeak 101: “Free Speech Zones” and the Threat to Free Speech on Campus Free speech is in peril on college campuses, and so-called “free speech zones” are anything but areas that allow for free expression. Tuesday, July 25, 2017 10:30 am – 11:30 am Live Streamed Add to Calendar + The Heritage… Continue reading Event: Doublespeak 101: “Free Speech Zones” and the Threat to Free Speech on Campus

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Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Report No Evil


First, quotes from a professional friend in our field: We all know that Russia’s achilles heel is their domestic audience, not the international audiences they are targeting with and competing for through informational conflict. They’ve telegraphed that concerned over the last decade by implementing highly restrictive policies and informational security doctrine, limiting access to and… Continue reading Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Report No Evil

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Historical Truth Banned in Russian-Occupied Crimea


News in the section ‘Context’ are not fakes. We publish them in order to provide you with a deeper understanding of the techniques and methods used by the Russian government in its information war. January 26, 2017 – 16:36 Context Where Russia cannot prosecute for annoyingly inconvenient but entirely provable truth, it opts for bans. … Continue reading Historical Truth Banned in Russian-Occupied Crimea

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Repeal the First Amendment


The title above, I believe, is meant only to deliver a shock.  It succeeded, and the accompanying comment opened my eyes to how much our country’s values have been deteriorated by this President and his administration. The below comment in USA Today is facetious, I believe. It is an indictment on the present sad state of… Continue reading Repeal the First Amendment

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Russia: Journalist’s Home Raided Over Social Media Posts in 2011


The home of a Russian journalist has been raided in connection with songs which she uploaded to her social media profile five years ago, the Gazeta news website reported Thursday. Natalia Vakhonina, the chief editor of the Mezhdu Strok regional news agency in the central Russian city of Nizhny Tagil, allegedly uploaded songs by far-right Russian… Continue reading Russia: Journalist’s Home Raided Over Social Media Posts in 2011