Your are perhaps familiar with the term “grassroots“. In a political context this is bottom up – it is collective action from the local level to effect change at the local, regional, national, or international level. Astroturfing is where malicious forces promote propaganda that is designed to look and feel like a grassroots movement, but … Read moreForeign Astroturfing for BREXIT Leave on Twitter
A couple of days ago Newsweek published a fabulous article titled “9 ANTI-VAXXER MYTHS DEBUNKED“. There they proceed to demolish these 9 myths … Vaccinations cause autism. Vaccines don’t really work. Vaccines contain toxins. Vaccines can overwhelm a baby’s immune system. Natural immunity is safer than vaccine-acquired immunity. There are effective natural and homeopathic alternatives … Read moreThe Battle against Anti-Vaccine ignorance
The UK Parliament’s cross-party Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee published its final report on Disinformation and ‘fake news’ on Monday of this week, 18th February 2019. It is Titled: Disinformation and ‘fake news’: Final Report While generic in nature regarding the issue of Fake News, it is rather damming regarding specific organisations such as … Read moreWhat does the Commons Facebook report tell us?
Below are two variations of a story, one is fake news and the other is real. Read both and see if you can work it out. It comes from about January in 2017. Example 1 Nintendo Switch game console to launch in March for $299 – The Nintendo Switch video game console will sell for … Read moreUsing Technology to detect Fake News