CHINA vs. THE TRUTH

PART ONE: A brief analysis of the People’s Republic of China’s Three Warfares, and how it conducts disinformation (DI) campaigns and media warfare Lost amid endless speculation in social media about the outbreak of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) is a simple reality: The Chinese Communist Party (CCP), which runs the government of the People’s Republic ofContinue reading “CHINA vs. THE TRUTH”

VACCINATION Q & A

Back in February 24, in this blog, I warned about Covid-19 and disinformation. This was around the time when the World Health Organization identified misinformation and falsehoods being circulated about Covid-19 as an “infodemic.” As this pandemic raged, we witnessed simultaneous ruses in the form of many different disinformation campaigns aimed at the general public.Continue reading “VACCINATION Q & A”

So how did we get here?

How disinformation, Big Tech and politics have created such divisiveness in the U.S

Staying safe, ensuring journalists cover the facts

Protecting ourselves while working at home, and resources for journalists covering the Coronavirus pandemic

CHINA vs. THE TRUTH

PART ONE: A brief analysis of the People’s Republic of China’s Three Warfares, and how it conducts disinformation (DI) campaigns and media warfare Lost amid endless speculation in social media about the outbreak of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) is a simple reality: The Chinese Communist Party (CCP), which runs the government of the People’s Republic ofContinue reading “CHINA vs. THE TRUTH”

Coronavirus also an infodemic, and are you a puppet of Vladimir?

Posts in recent weeks, combined with the work of researchers investigating Disinformation (DI) campaigns, make it apparent that many people have become unwitting actors in DI. If you’re paying some attention to the news, you’ve seen newspaper reports in the past week citing government sources stating that Russia disinformation efforts in 2020 are trying toContinue reading “Coronavirus also an infodemic, and are you a puppet of Vladimir?”

Unwitting actors, fake screenshots and more

In its October 2019 report, the Analytic Exchange Project (AEP) calls us – Jane Average and Joe Average Americans – possible unwitting actors in Disinformation (DI) campaigns. With specificity, AEP is describing people who see something on social media and then pass it along on their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other accounts. They don’t examineContinue reading “Unwitting actors, fake screenshots and more”

BRIEFS (Jan. 27, 2020)

BRIEF NOTES A poll last week provided some insight into public opinion about disinformation. The results of one question are highlighted in my “Fact of the Week” visual. Also, according to the survey, 35 percent of the public identifies “Misleading information” as the biggest threat to keeping our elections safe and accurate. Telling excerpt: “AlthoughContinue reading “BRIEFS (Jan. 27, 2020)”