A strong defense against online misinformation may be to administer a digital vaccine: Exposing yourself to common deception methods may help you recognize sensationalized headlines, misleading TikToks, or social media fabrications in the future. In collaboration with Google and its tech unit Jigsaw, a team of psychologists added short videos to YouTube’s ad lineup, educating people about how to spot common misinformation tactics. In an online campaign, they found these clips were an effective way to get people to identify what’s real and what’s fake news.
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“”In recent years the P2P Foundation has become the dominion of a single man: its founder Michel Bauwens. Despite its stated commitment to the “commons”, under Bauwens’ direction the P2P Foundation has increasingly come to represent an understanding of the commons as a place of white privilege and punitive male fragility.”
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Astroturfing is the use of fake grassroots efforts that primarily focus on influencing public opinion and typically are funded by corporations and governmental entities to form opinions
Data mining expert Bing Liu (University of Illinois) estimated that one-third of all consumer reviews on the Internet are fake
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This “white” stuff gets up my nose
as far as I can see “white” was a term invented not so long ago to justify exploiting people
“white” is not a skin colour
“white” is definitely not a “race”
“white” is basically a gang of robbers and membership of this gang is not something to be proud of.
I don’t and won’t belong to that gang
I’m not colourblind though, I know that these old an ugly categories have immense impact on people’s lives
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In this article, the so-called ‘anti-woke’ culture war is deconstructed through the notions of metapolitics in fascist discourses – linked to the Gramscian ‘hegemonisation’ and ‘the war of position’ – as well as the Schmittian friend/enemy distinction coupled with theories of deviance and moral panics. The appropriation of the neo-fascist culture war discourse by the mainstream right in the UK is analysed discursively, combining political discourse analysis, the discourse-historical approach and discourse-conceptual analysis. The anti-woke culture war by the British conservative party as well as rightwing media will serve to analyse how social justice struggles like anti-racism, anti-sexism and pro-LGBTQ rights are being abnormalised and positioned as extreme deviant political positions. Linked to this, so-called ‘cancel culture’ is strategically deployed by dominant groups to neutralise contestations against racist, sexist and anti-LGBTQ views. Finally, freedom of speech and the right to offend is weaponised to protect racist and discriminatory language and to position these idea’s as valid opinions worthy of democratic debate.
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ANALYSIS: The terrifying confluence of anti-trans thinkers, American evangelicals, anti-Semitic conspiracy theorists and global purveyors of dark money poses a much bigger threat than you might realize Source: How the far-right is turning feminists into fascists | Xtra Magazine A lot of the Orwellian attacks don’t make sense as individual actions but as social action,…
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A brief history of gender expansiveness — and how colonialism slaughtered it Source: The Gender Binary Is a Tool of White Supremacy | by Kravitz M. | An Injustice!
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Now, do all narcissistic people have the same traits associated with this personality disorder? No. Not much less. And it is that depending on the way in which the “symptomatology” is expressed, narcissism can be classified into different types. And in today’s article, from the hand of the most prestigious scientific publications and with the will to raise awareness that narcissism is not a personality trait, but a disorder, we are going to analyze the different profiles of narcissistic people.
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Source: Why George Orwell’s Ideas about Language Still Matter for Lawyers – Language for Lawyers.pdf link George Lakoff
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It occurs to me as I look at J K Rowling’s quotes in particular that there are sometimes compelling slogans that are a load
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