Mid-Jan. 2020 DI roundup

SOCIAL MEDIA AND US Lately there has been intense focus on Facebook and the decisions which this social media corporate giant has taken with respect to tools of disinformation. Facebook executives have chosen to give their users a lot of latitude in what some might call fake news, reporting on “deep fake” videos, etc. InContinue reading “Mid-Jan. 2020 DI roundup”

How objective is your media? Do you check your sources?

As 2020 approaches, it’s apparent that the upcoming election will be even more divisive than 2016 was. Brace yourself for a bumpy ride, especially if you’re a Democrat. It’s worth repeating the obvious: the sources where conservatives and liberals “get” their news are quite different. A study from Pew Research in 2017 found that 40Continue reading “How objective is your media? Do you check your sources?”

DISINFORMATION: Going way beyond 2020

Foreign actors are insidiously interfering with public discourse in the U.S. It’s happening in a manner that’s far more profound than in 2016, when many members of our society first became familiar with the term “Fake News.” These malevolent agents aren’t just trying to impact the upcoming 2020 elections. The objective is far greater: toContinue reading “DISINFORMATION: Going way beyond 2020”