Posts Tagged ‘fake news #FakeNews’
What makes fake news feel true when it isn’t? For one thing, hearing it over and over again
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Hofstadter argued that this overwhelming complexity produced feelings of helplessness and anger among a citizenry that knew itself to be increasingly at the mercy of more sophisticated elites. “
Credentialism can run amok, and guilds can use it cynically to generate revenue or protect their fiefdoms with unnecessary barriers to entry. But it can also reflect actual learning and professional competence, helping separate real experts from amateurs or charlatans.
Experts are often wrong, and the good ones among them are the first to admit it…. Yet these days, members of the public search for expert errors and revel in finding them—<b>not to improve understanding but rather to give themselves license to disregard all expert advice they don’t like.<b>
#DunningKrugerEffect #metacognition #democracy #science #academy #fakenews #conspiracytheories #politics #idiocracy #InformationTechnology #Internet
a historic report last week from the nation’s top boss of counterintelligence.
the need for the United States to order the closure of the Chinese government’s consulate in Houston.
metaphor for this aspect of the spy game: a layer cake.
There’s a layer of activity that is visible to all — the actions or comments of public figures, or statements made via official channels.
Then there’s a clandestine layer that is usually visible only to another clandestine service: the work of spies being watched by other spies.
Counterintelligence officials watching Chinese intelligence activities in Houston, for example, knew the consulate was a base for efforts to steal intellectual property or recruit potential agents
And there’s at least a third layer about which the official statements raised questions: the work of spies who are operating without being detected.
The challenges of election security include its incredible breadth — every county in the United States is a potential target — and vast depth, from the prospect of cyberattacks on voter systems, to the theft of information that can then be released to embarrass a target, to the ongoing and messy war on social media over disinformation and political agitation.
Witnesses have told Congress that when Facebook and Twitter made it more difficult to create and use fake accounts to spread disinformation and amplify controversy, Russia and China began to rely more on open channels.
In 2016, Russian influencemongers posed as fake Americans and engaged with them as though they were responding to the same election alongside one another. Russian operatives even used Facebook to organize real-world campaign events across the United States.
But RT’s account on Twitter or China’s foreign ministry representatives aren’t pretending to do anything but serve as voices for Moscow or Beijing.
the offer of a $10 million bounty for information about threats to the election.
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In 1984 KBG defector Yuri Bezmenov details nearly step by step what it happening today with regards to Ideological Subversion. from r/videos
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Show up as a celebrity to your next Zoom meeting with this deepfake tool — A researcher shows how you can become anyone, from Elon Musk to Eminem, during video chats. from r/technology
Show up as a celebrity to your next Zoom meeting with this deepfake tool
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#twitterstorians, in the fall, I’m teaching a course called “Fake History,” which will explore commonly held myths and lies about the past. What myth/lie/misconception about the past troubles, irks, annoys, or bothers you the most? (I’m trying to figuring out what I’m missing)
— Eladio Bobadilla (@e_b_bobadilla) April 9, 2020
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Operation InfeKtion: How Russia Perfected the Art of War (2018) Russia’s meddling in the United States’ elections is not a hoax. It’s the culmination of Moscow’s decades-long campaign to tear the West apart. from r/Documentaries
Augmented Reality Versus Disinformation – How “Escape Fake” Fights the Battle
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