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Researchers have illustrated how a large-scale misinformation campaign has eroded public trust in climate science and stalled efforts to achieve meaningful policy, but also how an emerging field of research is providing new insights into this critical dyn
Nowhere has the impact of scientific misinformation been more profound than on the issue of climate change, where a well-funded network has coalesced around the goal of undercutting the legitimacy of climate science. But as a new paper illustrates, an emerging field of research is providing new insights into this critical dynamic.
informationWar  climateChange 
11 days ago by joeybaker
Democrats won't let Fox News host primary debates, citing 'inappropriate' relationship with Trump
The DNC cites a recent article in The New Yorker that characterized Fox as an agent of the Trump White House.
trumpPropaganda  cultureWars  informationWar 
12 days ago by joeybaker
BBC News: Trump knew about email hack, Cohen tells Congress
Michael Cohen says Mr Trump directed plans for a Moscow tower, while denying the fact publicly.
trumpCorruption  trumpLies  informationWar 
19 days ago by joeybaker
YouTube just demonetized anti-vax channels.
After advertisers complained about programmatic ad placements on anti-vax videos, YouTube removed ads on videos that advocate against vaccination.
healthcare  informationWar 
24 days ago by joeybaker
Study blames YouTube for rise in number of Flat Earthers
Conspiracy theories shown on video-sharing site persuade people to doubt Earth is round
popularStupidity  informationWar 
29 days ago by joeybaker
Tony Abbott is now trying to take the credit for same-sex marriage being legalised in Australia despite being the most prominent campaigner against it
With his job on the line and many voters in his own electorate desperate to see him ousted, Tony Abbott is seeking credit wherever he can take it.
informationWar 
5 weeks ago by joeybaker
YouTube to stop recommending conspiracy videos that 'misinform' users
The Google-owned video network has come under fire for offering up videos from the likes of InfoWars and others after videos of news events.
censorship  informationWar  corporateSoverignty  win 
7 weeks ago by joeybaker
Despite overwhelming scientific evidence that vaccines are safe and effective in preventing childhood diseases, a significant minority remains skeptical, such as the anti-vax movement. Mathematicians show this may be due to "hysteresis", where an effect p
Despite overwhelming scientific evidence that vaccines are a safe and effective tool for the prevention of childhood diseases, a significant minority of the U.S. population remains skeptical of the practice
healthcare  popularStupidity  informationWar 
9 weeks ago by joeybaker
We posed as 100 Senators to run ads on Facebook. Facebook approved all of them.
On the eve of the 2018 midterms, Facebook’s “Paid for by” disclosure for political ads is easily manipulated.
advertising  corporateIncompetence  informationWar 
october 2018 by joeybaker
Russian 'fake news' machine going mad, says French envoy to U.S.
France’s envoy to the United States on Tuesday accused Moscow of spreading ...
globalGameOfThrones  informationWar 
september 2018 by joeybaker
Just as President Trump was openly pondering the possibility of lifting sanctions against Russia, Microsoft revealed it has uncovered yet another Russian intelligence operation aimed at assaulting America's democratic institutions and, it appears, at help
Just as President Donald Trump was openly pondering the possibility of lifting sanctions against Russia, Microsoft revealed it has uncovered yet another Russian intelligence operation aimed at assaulting America’s democratic
trumpCorruption  informationWar  globalGameOfThrones 
august 2018 by joeybaker
Russian trolls have found a way to turn people against vaccines, according to a new study. "Russian trolls promoted discord. Accounts masquerading as legitimate users create false equivalency, eroding public consensus on vaccination."
As if interfering with elections wasn’t enough, authors linked to several accounts identified as Russian backed antagonists – or trolls, if you prefer – are stirring up hatred and confusion on vaccines.
informationWar 
august 2018 by joeybaker
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