Category Archives: Fake News

Opinion | A Way to Detect the Next Russian Misinformation Campaign – The New York Times

By Philip N. Howard Professor Howard is the director of the Oxford Internet Institute and the author of “Pax Technica: How the Internet of Things May Set Us Free or Lock Us Up.” March 27, 2019 Some of the Facebook … Continue reading

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Some of the Popular Images and Themes the Russians Posted on Social Media – The New York Times

Using an array of accounts on multiple platforms and targeting a variety of demographics, the Russians have generated millions of interactions with their posts. By Scott Shane Dec. 17, 2018,  172c When Russia targets Americans on social media, it has … Continue reading

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Facebook- Twitter and YouTube Withheld Russia Data- Reports Say – The New York Times

By Sheera Frenkel- Daisuke Wakabayashi and Kate Conger Dec. 17, 2018,       77c SAN FRANCISCO — When lawmakers asked YouTube, a unit of Google, to provide information about Russian manipulation efforts, it did not disclose how many people watched … Continue reading

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The great British Brexit robbery: how our democracy was hijacked | Technology | The Guardian

A shadowy global operation involving big data, billionaire friends of Trump and the disparate forces of the Leave campaign influenced the result of the EU referendum. As Britain heads to the polls again, is our electoral process still fit for … Continue reading

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Meet the KGB Spies Who Invented Fake News – By Adam B. Ellick- Adam Westbrook and Jonah M. Kessel – The New York Times

Meet the KGB Spies Who Invented Fake News By Adam B. Ellick, Adam Westbrook and Jonah M. Kessel via Breaking News, World News & Multimedia – The New York Times David Lindsay: This is an excellent video piece about the … Continue reading

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Opinion | Russians Meddling in the Midterms? Here’s the Data – The New York Times

Originally posted on InconvenientNews.Net:
By Jonathon Morgan and Ryan Fox Mr. Morgan and Mr. Fox run a cybersecurity company. Nov. 6, 2018 Image CreditCreditIllustration by Jeffrey Henson Scales, photographs by Matt Anderson Photography/Moment and Blend Images-Hill Street Studios/Brand X…

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How Vilification of George Soros Moved From the Fringes to the Mainstream – The New York Times

By Kenneth P. Vogel  Scott Shane and Patrick Kingsley Oct. 31, 2018           149 comments WASHINGTON — Hours after he was informed last week that an explosive device had been delivered to his suburban New York home, … Continue reading

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Opinion | I Thought the Web Would Stop Hate- Not Spread It – by Kari Swisher – NYT

I wrote my first column for The Times on this, months ago. Let me say it again: Social media platforms — and Facebook and Twitter are as guilty of this as Gab is — are designed so that the awful … Continue reading

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Opinion | The Internet Will Be the Death of Us – by Frank Bruni – NYT

Nora Ephron once wrote a brilliant essay about the trajectory of her and many other people’s infatuations with email, from the thrill of discovering this speedy new way of keeping in touch to the hell of not being able to … Continue reading

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Opinion | Will Deep-Fake Technology Destroy Democracy? – By Jennifer Finney Boylan –

“But deep-fake technology takes deception a step further, exploiting our natural inclination to engage with things that make us angriest. As Jonathan Swift said: “The greatest liar hath his believers: and it often happens, that if a lie be believed … Continue reading

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