This account @OccuWorld spreads misinformation in openly false posts. https://hear-me.social/@OccuWorld/111161050374192504
I remember how we all talked about how chilling it was to read about the Chinese having to come up with emojis or comic book characters to use as a stand-in for Xi.
Nowadays in the West you need to beep certain terms or use symbolic replacements just to reduce the risk of being deplatformed/demonetized.
“…against science are formidable — and getting worse.” #Science #Misinformation #conspiracies https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-023-02981-z
😟 Did you get this email and worry your account was compromised?
I worried about that because I haven't ordered any Google Play gift cards. I worried this email was alerting me to fraud.
😠 Instead this was Amazon's hamhanded attempt to warn customers about scams.
⭐ Amazon relies so heavily on dark patterns that they don't remember how to be straightforward.
People self-censor, imagine danger and don’t act: Filmmaker Sudhir Mishra
The point of a film telling it as it is, even in these times, can be the very hope of a chain reaction in the immediate environs.
The world is full of calls to our full attention often for stupid, trivial, toxic or dangerous and violent ideologies. So to pay attention to yourself, your own bodily corporeal existence and the sensory experience of the things around you becomes an act of #rebellion
Against the corporate treadmill pumping out stuff that you never asked for and never knew you needed.
📙 Interesting read!
“Conspiracy theories are inherently exciting,” says sociologist Lars de Wildt.
"With #CitizenScience and similar approaches, #science communicators want to educate citizens to be critical and doubt truths. In unexpected and sometimes undesirable ways, conspiracy theorists are doing just that."
Same (shame) as it ever was.
"#Spanish-language #disinformation and #misinformation about climate change have risen hand in hand with the spread of false narratives online undermining #RenewableEnergy initiatives as #ExtremeWeather events have become more severe and recurrent this summer."
🤓 Be aware, that if you're a manager at X-twitter & at some point you feel like liking a tweet, that calls Musk a fuckin dipshit, you & half of X-twitter's election integrity team might get fired.
Ooops, Elon already did that.
Like Trump, he lacks the human greatness to not take to immature, infantile, idiotic & excessive retaliation.
#Xitter #ElectionIntegrity #Sabotage #Disinformation #Misinformation #ServingPutin #XLies #MuskSuX #AntisocialMedia
I love ASMR for falling asleep at night. I have one particular person I like to follow on TikTok and I was watching her live yesterday where people in the comments were talking about having COVID. She is not American, but she started telling the commenters to take a particular protocol because it was what President Trump took. "Write it down, take this and you'll be fine." 😳
Please don't take health advice from random non doctors in the innerwebs.
Elon Fires Half Of ExTwitter’s Election Integrity Team, Because A Manager Liked A Tweet Calling Him A Fucking Dipshit
and here was me thinking that he was a) a grown man, not a spoilt toddler and B) pro-free speech, demanding the truth from his employees!
Voters in Slovakia are being inundated with misinformation from home and abroad in the run-up to the country's parliamentary elections on Saturday.
The vote could determine whether the country of 5.4 million moves closer to Moscow or not, with much of the false information coming from Russia.
Slovakia, part of the EU and NATO, has been the target of disinfo campaigns for years.
Academic news: very happy to announce that we have two papers accepted at the International Conference on Complex Networks and its Applications! One with a great student from @universityofgroningen which is on #mastodon growth dynamics, and another with a student from Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, which is on #misinformation spreading (on the birdsite).
https://complexnetworks.org #complexnetworks #socialnetworks
[#DEEPFAKE|#MISINFORMATION] Deepfakes of Chinese influencers are livestreaming 24/7 | MIT Technology Review
Ph former beauty queen Maggie Wilson threatens to sue TikTok infuencers who spread lies against her. @DocCarms
Anyway, I find it puzzling... but don't expect me to yield when it comes to the rules of #Maths!
So this is just my long-winded way of...
1. encouraging you to not give in to #Bullying
2. reminding you I have "Facts aren't arbitrary" on my profile for a reason! ;-) You won't find any #misinformation coming from this account - just #facts (supported by textbook screenshots, news links, etc.)
Have a good weekend all. Be back as usual for #MathsMonday - we'll see what happens THIS week 😂
Anyone going to the platform now known as X is looking to be misinformed, or to find sources and support for their own disinformation. Disinformation is easier to read.
Live without it.
A quotation from Colton, Charles Caleb:
It is almost as difficult to make a man unlearn his errors as his knowledge. Mal-information is more hopeless than non-information; for error is always more busy than ignorance. Ignorance is a blank sheet, on which we may write; but error is a scribbled one, on which we must first erase. Ignorance is contented to stand still with her …
Full quote, sourcing, notes:
Nitish will not go with BJP, Amit Shah is the director of Godi Media: Lalan Singh.
Twitter…Top Platform for Spreading Misinformation. “…#EuropeanCommission Vice President Vera Jourova identified Twitter…known as X, as the worst offender for spreading #misinformation among social media platforms. While speaking of the #EuropeanUnion’s 2022 Code of Practice on #Disinformation…she…blasted #Twitter for spreading wrong information, particularly on sensitive issues like the upcoming #EU elections and the #Russia-#Ukraine war. | Tech Report https://techreport.com/news/twitter-emerges-as-top-platform-for-spreading-misinformation-in-a-new-eu-report/
Twitter Fires #ElectionIntegrity Team Ahead of 2024 Elections.
Aaron Rodericks, co-lead of the department, was targeted in a right-wing harassment campaign after trying to hire new employees to combat political #misinformation. https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/twitter-elon-musk-fires-safety-team-2024-elections-1234832199/
More lies from apartheid Clyde:
Elon Musk's X, formerly known as Twitter, has cut more than half of its global election disinformation workforce after the social media platform promised to expand the team ahead of next year's elections.
"X, the company formerly known as Twitter, has removed the ability for people to report a tweet as containing misleading information just weeks out from a referendum on an Indigenous voice to parlia..."
"This . . . journey harnesses the wisdom of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh to teach us how to face challenging feelings and create a sense of freedom and possibility. It is designed to empower the human resilience we need to face our current situation."
How to Destroy A Reporting Platform : An #OligarchPlaybook
¹ #Misinformation as a weapon
³ Remove Ability to Report the Misinformation in multiple Nation States territories
⁴ Change Rules for specific Reporting Mechanisms except for the E.U.
⁵ Create a Stop Gap 'Community Notes' feature that is selectively applied per post to add context when 'it reaches a level of... something'
⁶ Undermine the ability to report news by destroying the platforms' reputation AS A PLATFORM
Inside the vast digital campaign by Hindu nationalists to inflame India
The BJP and affiliated Hindu nationalist groups have been in the global vanguard of using social media for political aims — to advance their ideology and cement their grip over the world’s largest electoral democracy. They have perfected the spread of inflammatory, often false and bigoted material on an industrial scale, earning both envy and condemnation beyond India’s borders.
#BJP #whatsapp #facebook #meta #instagram #youtube #hindutva #HinduNationalism #BJPITcell #karnataka #bengaluru #mangaluru #udupi #BajrangDal #HateSpeech #propaganda #misinformation #CallsForViolence #HinduMobs #NarendraModi #india
Still on Xitter?
X (Twitter) has removed the ability for people to report a tweet for containing misleading information.
You, a European, still on Xitter?
The EU has issued a warning to Elon Musk to comply with sweeping new laws on fake news and Russian propaganda, after X was found to have the highest ratio of disinformation posts of all large social media platforms.
X is obliged under the new law to comply with the rules or face a ban across the EU.
Anybody else feeling it? Mastodon becoming essential...?
Mastodon is tiny, yet are we now seeing the vital niche that this nascent open social media platform is beginning to fill?
Today the AoIR, Association of Internet Researchers @AoIR abandons Twitter for Mastodon (https://aoir.org/aoir2023onmastodon/), and EU Commission Vice President Vera Jourova declares Twitter the largest source of #misinformation and #disinformation (https://mastodon.ie/@EugeneMcParland/111132449403615794)...
People are turning to Mastodon...
The social platform #X, formerly known as #Twitter, is the largest source of #misinformation and #disinformation among the major online platforms, the #EU Commission Vice President Vera Jourova said on Sept. 26.
The official said so during the meeting with the Code of Practice on Disinformation signatories, including major players such as Facebook, Google, YouTube, TikTok, and LinkedIn.
“I heard a #Walgreens executive walk back the company’s claims that shoplifting had gotten out of hand..Walgreens tried to use shoplifting as the reason behind their decision to close 5 stores in San Francisco in 2021..we know that these stores were planned closures"
"The escalating campaign — led by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and other Republicans in Congress and state government — has cast a pall over programs that study not just political falsehoodsbut also the quality of medical information online."
"Academics, universities and government agencies are overhauling or ending research programs designed to counter the spread of online misinformation amid a legal campaign from conservative politicians and activists who accuse them of colluding with tech companies to censor right-wing views."
~ Washington Post
"The Putin GOP wants misinformation to reign as we head into the 2024 election. Without lies, they can’t win most competitive elections, and they want to keep those lies safe from fact-checking, regardless of what accurate information the voters need or the damage they inflict on our nation."
~ Thom Hartmann
At the @uwcip, we're pleased to welcome two new postdoctoral scholars.
Mert Can Bayar, who comes to us from Binghamton University’s Political Science Department, will be focusing primarily on the CIP’s rapid-response research in the elections space.
Yiwei Xu, who comes to us from Cornell University's Department of Communication, will be focusing on misinformation and disinformation primarily in the areas of health and wellbeing.
Please repost for visibility, so I can find people with similar interests. Like or comment for me to take a look at your profile, and possibly follow.
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#Vaccine specialist Peter Hotez: scientists are ‘under attack for someone else’s political gain’
The Deadly Rise of Anti-Science: A Scientist’s Warning Peter Hotez Johns Hopkins Univ. Press (2023) #bookstodon #books #nonfiction #antiscience #DrPeterHotez
"A report ranking climate change misinformation gave Twitter (recently rebranded as X) only a single point out of a 21-point scorecard when assessing policies aimed at reducing inaccurate information – the worst out of five major tech platforms."
I appreciate your response, too.
I feel that promoting a person so widely to follow implies they are of special significance.
Of course there's no harm in "regular people" being promoted as such, but it's nice to know who people are so that their context is clear.
Indicating experts/etc might be helpful.
The only people and groups with an interest to restrict #misinformation and #disinformation research are the spreaders of mis- and disinformation. This doesn't have anything to do with "free speech" as far as I'm concerned.
#NIH ofcls sent a memo in July to some employees, warning them not to flag #misleading #SocialMedia posts to #tech companies & to limit their communication w/ the #public to answering #medical questions.
“If the question relates in any way to #misinformation or #disinformation, please do not respond,” read the guidance email, sent in July after a Louisiana judge blocked many #FederalAgencies from communicating w/ social media companies….
Facing #litigation, #Stanford University ofcls are discussing how they can continue tracking #election-related #misinformation through the Election Integrity Partnership (#EIP), a prominent consortium that flagged #SocialMedia #conspiracies about voting in 2020 & 2022…. The coalition of #disinformation #researchers may shrink & also may stop communicating w/ #X & #Facebook about their findings.
#Academics, #universities & #GovernmentAgencies are overhauling or ending #research programs designed to counter the spread of #online #misinformation amid a #legal campaign from #conservative politicians & activists who accuse them of colluding w/ #tech companies to #censor #RightWing views.
The escalating campaign — led by #JimJordan & other #Republicans in #Congress & state gov — has cast a pall over programs that study not just #political falsehoods but also quality of #medical info online.
#Misinformation #research is buckling under #GOP #legal attacks
An escalating campaign, led by Rep #JimJordan & other #Republicans, has cast a pall over programs that study #political #disinformation & the quality of #medical #information online
Misinformation research is buckling under GOP legal attacks
An escalating campaign, led by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and other Republicans, has cast a pall over programs that study political disinformation and the quality of medical information online
#Twitter ranks worst in climate change misinformation report | X (formerly known as Twitter)
> A report ranking #climatechange #misinformation gave Twitter (recently rebranded as X) only a single point out of a 21-point scorecard when assessing policies aimed at reducing inaccurate information – the worst out of five major tech platforms.
The Climate of Misinformation report by Climate Action Against Disinformation looked at Meta, Pinterest, YouTube, TikTok and Twitter for their content moderation policies and efforts to mitigate inaccurate information such as climate denialism. The group, which is made up of dozens of international climate and anti-disinformation organizations including Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth, released the report to draw attention towards climate misinformation on major platforms and makes the claim that big tech has become a “complicit actor” in accelerating the spread of climate denial. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2023/sep/20/twitter-x-musk-climate-misinformation-social-platforms #climate #misinformation #disinformation #socialmedia #greenwashing
“It’s like a fire hose of hatred to the face”
A reporter is just doing her job, and then this…Imagine how scary this is, when you’re working at a newspaper where a year ago one of your fellow reporters was stabbed to death
This updated #COVID19 #Misinformation Playbook from the Online News Association is designed to help journalists and #newsrooms quickly pinpoint COVID-19 facts and COVID-19 misinformation. It’s meant to help you think through thorny situations, locate the best experts and think critically about your #journalism, particularly as it relates to health and misinformation. https://journalists.org/resources/covid-19-misinformation-playbook-2023/?mc_cid=b1b8c7667c&mc_eid=db819422a2#General-Resources
@georgetakei No one but Trump & the blonde, orange-skinned conspiracy-theories generator from Georgia deserves more to be sued for libel per se!
#RuleOfLaw #AccountabilityNow #JusticeMatters #Jan6 #Insurrection #Misinformation #Disinformation #LibelPerSe #Libel #Slander #Defamation #Lies #RuleOfLies #Trump #MTG #Gaetz #Boebert #JimJordan #Gohmert #GagaMAGA #BanTheGOP #EnemiesOfTheConstitution
Important to learn this: Critical Ignoring as a Core Competence for Digital Citizens
US "right now not losing the information war," but the next 3-5 years are critical amid the increasing reach of #disinformation and #misinformation emanating from #China and #Russia as "they're starting to make their content more appealing," USAGM CEO Amanda Bennett tells the Public Diplomacy Council of America.
A Psychological Vaccine Against Manipulation
When it comes to fake news, prevention is better than cure.
"By exposing people to severely weakened doses of misinformation and by refuting it in advance, people can build up cognitive resistance to similar misinformation in the future," writes
Sander van der Linden Ph.D.
To learn more about this work, read “Combining interventions to reduce the spread of viral misinformation,” published in June 2022 in Nature Human Behavior.
Waldrop writes in PNAS: Jevin West and his UW colleagues “used the simulation to model the effect of potential interventions such as fact-checking, accuracy nudges, or outright suspension of the most active superspreaders — and found that, when used in combination, these interventions could reinforce one another and cut the total volume of misinformation by 50% or more.”
In a recent Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences news feature, "How to mitigate misinformation," M. Mitchell Waldrop interviews @uwcip co-founder Jevin West about work with University of Washington colleagues to "develop a computer simulation that treats the spread of misinformation as a kind of contagion and that’s calibrated with real-world data on 10.5 million misinformation tweets during the 2020 election." https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.2314143120
I had an interesting debate with a colleague today: is it effective to use “#misinformation” strategies to propagate good information, and is it ethical to do it? Things to the tune of «#ClimateChange Denial DESTROYED with FACTS and LOGIC» (divulges science on anthropogenic CC) or «Everything the MSM is HIDING about the real #COVID RISK» (on the catastrophic short, medium and long-term damage of reinfection).
What's your take on it? Boost for reach.
The top 10 most infuriating climate change memes, and how to debunk them | Mark Horne
Rather than engage with the realities of climate change, some people prefer the comforting reassurance of denialism, packaged in these 10 infuriating memes
Oh good 👏 😔
"Preliminary analysis suggests that the reach and influence of Kremlin-backed accounts has grown further in the first half of 2023, driven in particular by the dismantling of Twitter’s safety standards."
Mushroom pickers urged to avoid foraging books on Amazon that appear to be written by AI
Sample of books scored 100% on AI detection test as experts warn they contain dangerous advice
Amateur mushroom pickers have been urged to avoid foraging books sold on Amazon that appear to have been written by artificial intelligence chatbots.