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Russian trolls' new tactics: first, gain followers with innocent, uplifting tweets

Quoting from Rolling Stone: On August 22, 2019, @IamTyraJackson received almost 290,000 likes on Twitter for a single tweet. Put in perspec…

Started by Grinning Cat

2 Dec 5, 2019
Reply by Joan Denoo

US Distrust of Facts

The primary work of Trump's candidacy -- and his presidency -- has been to erode the idea that objective truth exists.                   …

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

2 Oct 9, 2019
Reply by Michael Penn

Watch Out for Tricky Charts

Reading coverage of Bernie Sanders makes me feel as if we're half way to dystopia.  MSNBC’s Anti-Sanders Bias Is Getting Truly Ridiculous H…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

2 Aug 12, 2019
Reply by Grinning Cat

Great Lesson on Identifying Fallacies

This is among the best introduction I've seen to identifying the most common fallacies used to trick us. A perfect resource for beginners,…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

2 Aug 8, 2019
Reply by Grinning Cat

Online Game Boosts Skepticism of Fake News

Fake news ‘vaccine’ works: ‘pre-bunk’ game reduces susceptibility to disinformation An online game in which people play the role of propaga…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Jun 27, 2019
Reply by Grinning Cat

Facebook uses fake news outlet as fact checker

Facebook Is Partnering with a Right-Wing Website to Police Fake News Facebook drives toward right wing echo chamber. Conservative news outl…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

4 Mar 11, 2019
Reply by Michael Penn

Measles

PRO measles vaccine Measles, a highly contagious, serious disease caused by a virus is normally passed through direct contact and through t…

Started by Joan Denoo

41 Feb 26, 2019
Reply by Bertold Brautigan

When Lying Sounds Like a certain kind of Honesty

Why conservatives don’t care that Brett Kavanaugh is a liar Zach Beauchamp explains the circumstances under which lies can be seen as servi…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

2 Jan 6, 2019
Reply by Loren Miller

Oil Sector Magical Thinking and Three Year Deadline

You may have heard the climate science consensus that a Blue Ocean Event (total melt of Arctic Ice in Summer) is expected by 2023. That's a…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

2 Dec 24, 2018
Reply by Joan Denoo

Great Intro on avoiding mind control

New Members, this is a great way to start! You’ve been hacked: The psychology of disinformation and how to protect yourself ... lies travel…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

3 Dec 11, 2018
Reply by Tom Sarbeck

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