Bias · Information operations · Information Warfare · Journalism

Do You Know Which News Media to Trust? The American Press Institute Teams up With Newsela to Promote News Literacy


What I am reblogging here appears to represent exactly what I’ve been preaching since forever, most pointedly since Russia ramped up their Information Warfare efforts in late 2013, hitting a peak during late 2014. GREAT recommendations, this builds confidence in what one reads. </end editorial> OCTOBER 3, 2016 Unreliable. Inaccurate. Biased. During election season, many… Continue reading Do You Know Which News Media to Trust? The American Press Institute Teams up With Newsela to Promote News Literacy

Information Warfare · Journalism

A Breakdown Of Real And Fake News That Tries but Doesn’t Quite Succeed


I do NOT agree with some of the placements.  One thing is not apparent, the “as of” date.  If this is supposed to show coverage during the election, it’s way off.  If it is current, this is where many of these sites strive to be, perhaps. One gross incorrect placement of a news source on… Continue reading A Breakdown Of Real And Fake News That Tries but Doesn’t Quite Succeed

Journalism · Trolls

Snopes’ Field Guide to Fake News Sites and Hoax Purveyors


Snopes.com’s updated guide to the internet’s clickbaiting, news-faking, social media exploiting dark side. Kim LaCapria Updated: Nov 02, 2016 The sharp increase in popularity of social media networks (primarily Facebook) has created a predatory secondary market among online publishers seeking to profitably exploit the large reach of those networks and their huge customer bases by… Continue reading Snopes’ Field Guide to Fake News Sites and Hoax Purveyors

Journalism · Trolls

‘I think Donald Trump is in the White House because of me’: Facebook fake-news writer


Read this and let me know your reaction. String him up, metaphorically, of course? Somehow his personal politics justifies trolling? </end editorial> NOVEMBER 18 2016 – 12:49PM Caitlin Dewey What do the Amish lobby, gay wedding vans and the banning of the national anthem have in common? For starters, they’re all make-believe – and invented… Continue reading ‘I think Donald Trump is in the White House because of me’: Facebook fake-news writer

Information operations · Information Warfare · Journalism

False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, and Satirical “News” Sources


Disclaimer: I did not write this, but am blogging this for reader edification. All credit goes to Melissa Zimdars.   This list appears to be a good starting point only. During the 2016 US presidential campaign, I discovered literally hundreds of suspect sites.  Let me poke through my list and see 1, if they’re still around and… Continue reading False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, and Satirical “News” Sources

Journalism

Agents of influence: How reporters have been “weaponized” by leaks


What obligations does a journalist have when he knows he’s being used by a “state actor”? SEAN GALLAGHER – 10/20/2016, 6:20 PM Since June, some entity has been releasing e-mails and electronic documents obtained via network intrusions and credential thefts of politicians and political party employees. Some of the releases have appeared on sites believed… Continue reading Agents of influence: How reporters have been “weaponized” by leaks

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Russia Charges Ukrainian Journalist With Espionage


Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko, who was detained in Russia on September 30, has been charged with espionage. Sushchenko’s lawyer, Mark Feigin, told TASS on October 7 that his client was officially charged with espionage, adding that Sushchenko pleaded not guilty. Sushchenko, a Paris-based correspondent of the Ukrinform news agency, was detained in Moscow on suspicion… Continue reading Russia Charges Ukrainian Journalist With Espionage