News Corp Climate Denial

news corp

Rupert Murdoch, the founder and chairman behind a vast media empire commonly known as News Corp, recently made this public statement … “there are no climate change deniers around I can assure you”  The context here was the corporation’s AGM in New York. Australian activist shareholder Stephen Mayne had asked … “What do you believe … Read more News Corp Climate Denial

Don Quixote Trump attacks windmills

Don Quixote Trump attacks windmills

Trump is at it again. While giving a one hour speech at the Turning Point USA student action summit, he not only hit all the usual buttons but also launched into yet another bizarre rant against wind turbines, or to use the term he deployed, he attacked windmills. In a previous rant against wind turbines … Read more Don Quixote Trump attacks windmills

Fake News: The UK Election is unsafe #GE19

fake news in the UK election

Thursday 12th Dec is Election day in the UK. Is it a nice clean election with no evidence of any manipulation at all? Er … no. Here are a few quick examples. The Punch that was not a Punch The BBC Sockpuppets are being played as usual. For example we had the “credible” report yesterday … Read more Fake News: The UK Election is unsafe #GE19

Does flagging Fake News work?

Fake News

One part of the Facebook “solution” is to flag Fake News as Fake. This is how they describe it … Better identifying false news through our community and third-party fact-checking organizations so that we can limit its spread, which, in turn, makes it uneconomical. This leads to an interesting question. If you permit people to … Read more Does flagging Fake News work?

How is Facebook anti-vaccination policy doing?

Facebook anti-vaccination policy

Facebook issued an official policy regarding anti-vaccination misinformation within advertisements back last March. It reads as follows … Combatting Vaccine Misinformation We are working to tackle vaccine misinformation on Facebook by reducing its distribution and providing people with authoritative information on the topic. We are starting by taking a series of steps: We will reduce the … Read more How is Facebook anti-vaccination policy doing?