Here is some light weekend reading! ht to Chris Nethery for the introduction! </end editorial> Kate Starbird Asst. Professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering at UW. Researcher of crisis informatics and online rumors. Aging athlete. Army brat. Mar 14 Information Wars: A Window into the Alternative Media Ecosystem Conspiracy Theories, Muddled Thinking, and Political Disinformation Background:… Continue reading Information Wars: A Window into the Alternative Media Ecosystem
FEBRUARY 14, 2017 BY RACHEL ANSLEY A new Atlantic Council report—Breaking Aleppo—uses satellite images, TV footage, social media, and security camera videos to debunk Russia’s claims that no civilians were killed in its airstrikes on the city of Aleppo in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. “In an era where we’re facing a mixture… Continue reading Atlantic Council Report Exposes Russia’s Lies in Aleppo
Putin linked the worsening in the Donbas with the desire to Kiev to establish contact with Trump Russian President Vladimir Putin said that one reason for the escalation in the Donbass is the alleged support to the November presidential elections in the US Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton Ukrainian oligarchs. He said this during a press conference… Continue reading Putin Attempting To Play Trump In Ukraine
M&C Saatchi and Colsa Corporations are named and blamed for a horrendous WebOps program. </end editorial> By DESMOND BUTLER and RICHARD LARDNER , WTSP 6:11 AM. EST January 31, 2017 TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — On any given day at MacDill Air Force Base, web crawlers scour social media for potential recruits to the Islamic State… Continue reading US military botches online fight against Islamic State
Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting </end editorial> A very busy day in the MSM, reflecting a very busy first week for POTUS. I will now exclude general MSM traffic on POTUS as it is almost uniformly predictable T3 with little or no information content. Borovoy has validated the earlier observation on Russia’s impending bankruptcy,… Continue reading Russia / New Administration Media Ad Hoc
I have held off on a much overdue proposed new definition for the word propaganda, but it looks like I need to accelerate that discussion. Stay tuned. </end editorial> In Russia, the P-Word Is No Longer Adequate, Clearly. Consider These Three Options for What Should Succeed It. Speaking as a philologist — while the profession… Continue reading What is it called when you go past “propaganda”?
U.S. President Obama will not rise to Russia’s challenge. Forensic analysis has not risen to the level where proof of “Russia” hacking the DNC or the DCCC is possible to show in a timely fashion in order to make a “legal” case against Russia. The US also appears to lack the human intelligence, HUMINT, to prove… Continue reading Russia to Obama: Prove we hacked the Dems or ‘stop talking’