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Disinformation and ‘fake news’: Final Report published – DCMS Committee – UK Parliament / Cyber Update


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> The DCMS report is excellent – very thorough and very incisive. It should be a template for other democracies to deal with foreign and inappropriate domestic meddling in elections and politics. No less importantly it deals with many serious privacy issues as yet not addressed in legislation.… Continue reading Disinformation and ‘fake news’: Final Report published – DCMS Committee – UK Parliament / Cyber Update

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Review: Big tech’s fake war on fake news


While this CNN OpEd is necessary to keep some focus on fake news, the focus on a Big Tech approach to countering disinformation, propaganda, and fake news is disheartening. There is no systemic approach offered, even though Brett Bruen held what should have been a central position to that type of strategy. I am discouraged… Continue reading Review: Big tech’s fake war on fake news

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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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On “Our democracy is more important than Facebook’s profits”


I just read a moving article.  It was heartfelt, emotionally evocative, and for someone not conversant in Russian Information Warfare, convincing.  I was sent the entire article by a close friend.   This is my review of “Our democracy is more important than Facebook’s profits“.   While the article contains quite a few very good points, to… Continue reading On “Our democracy is more important than Facebook’s profits”

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The Grim Conclusions of the Largest-Ever Study of Fake News


Huge MIT study of fake news. </end editorial> Falsehoods almost always beat out the truth on Twitter, penetrating further, faster, and deeper into the social network than accurate information. ROBINSON MEYER MAR 8, 2018 “Falsehood flies, and the Truth comes limping after it,” Jonathan Swift once wrote. It was hyperbole three centuries ago. But it… Continue reading The Grim Conclusions of the Largest-Ever Study of Fake News