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30 December, 2022

Software to shovel George Santos’ bullshit

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George Santos spread a pile of bullshit

The way to deal with the media is to flood the zone with shit - Steve Bannon

George Santos (R-NY) has adopted Bannon's advice and lies blatantly to get elected. How do you deal with lies claiming to be Christian/Jew, Gay/Straight ...?

The Republican strategy is based on making it hard for people to get the facts by burying it in a pile of BS. People are busy and struggle with searching for information across different sites. What's needed is a way to collect, organize and share information from different sources - online, YouTube, Twitter... and make it easy to search and share.

Kumu is a free app which is ideal for this purpose. This map, for instance covers fifteen Santos' lies that span his religion, race, sexual orientation, education and work history. The lies are also split into five categories: campaign financing, ethics, values and family and personal.

Software shovels political bullshit

George Santos's lies analyzed
Share this Santos BS Analyzer freely with this link

Expose lies

Make it easy for others to understand how they are being deceive by searching for information by clicking on an icon, using the SEARCH button of by searching by CATEGORY.

Three ways to search for information in a Kumu map

Share the facts

Kumu maps can be shared with a link like this, or embedded in a website with this code.

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Make it easy to read on a phone

Many people consumer information by phone, so make sure your content is easy to read on a phone. Use QR Codes to make it easy to share the content. We use the free QR Code Generator app to convert the Map URL https://embed.kumu.io/ed87185763bf1c320cf2609a72e750ad into a QR Code.

Use QR codes to share your content such as the George Santos BS fileter to people on their phones

How Kumu content appears on a phone

How Kumu content appears on a phone.

“Flood the zone with shit” 

“The real opposition is the media. And the way to deal with them is to flood the zone with shit,” Bannon told author Michael Lewis. When you continually find yourself in a room that is on fire, at some point you should figure out who is the arsonist.

That’s because while some right-wing media are institutions in their own right (Fox Corp., Sinclair Broadcast Group, Salem Radio Network, etc.), Bannon’s approach is to essentially burn institutions to the ground, wherever they may be. As author Douglas Rushkoff put it in a recent essay about why he would not go on Bannon’s show, “Inflammation is the name of Bannon’s accelerationist game, after all: Get people on all sides angry, bring about the civil war or mega-conflict, let them burn it all down, and start fresh with something more local, human, and natural.” - Media Matters

TakeAway: Use technology such as the free Kumu app to counter BS and expose the truth. Sunlight is the best disinfectant. Especially for bullshit.

Deepak
DemLabs

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6 Jan’ 2021

Trumpland? Meet the Republicans and their corporate donors trying to overturn election results.

"Eleven Republican senators and senators-elect said that they would vote to reject President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s victory ... to defy the unambiguous results of the...

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30 Dec’ 2020

Horse racing over COVID relief? Thank Mitch and Citizens United.

Horse racing is important to some. American lives matter to even more people. Why would a politician prioritize horses over people? Money, judges and voter suppression....

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28 Dec’ 2020

Redistricting: What to know now

Redistricting has been hijacked. Partisanship has increased. Political districts are supposed to be revised to to reflect population changes but instead they're being manipulated. Politicians in...

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27 Dec’ 2020

Relational organizing in action

"Relational organizing focuses on the most important tools at our disposal: our relationships and our ability to talk with one another about things that matter." -...

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22 Dec’ 2020

Voting early or using a drop box to vote in Georgia? Find your closest location with just two clicks.

You're about to vote early. Where's the closest location in your county? When is it open? How do you get there? Vote Georgia makes it easy...

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19 Dec’ 2020

See Something, Say Something. Georgia.

Voter suppression has evolved. The systems used to track and respond to it need to keep pace. How can voters be empowered to report incidents of...

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17 Dec’ 2020

GOTV Concerts organizes virtual concerts featuring Georgia musicians to get out the vote

Music can move people to action, but with COVID raging, online performances have replaced large concerts. Virtual events are tailored to local audiences. Turnout increases as...

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14 Dec’ 2020

How YouTube spreads COVID Disinformation

290,000 Americans have already died from COVID-19, yet people protest wearing masks and are skeptical of vaccinations. How does disinformation manipulate people into risky behavior? Who...

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9 Dec’ 2020

How BLUE FUTURE uses textbots to mobilize young voters in Georgia

Young voters are a key Georgia voting group with many voting for the first time! They prefer texting over calling. This demands frugal innovation so organizing...

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24 Nov’ 2020

How to design smart route plans for canvassing, campaigns and non-profits.

How do you stretch limited time, money and workers to reach the most people? The problem comes in different forms: canvassing, delivering campaign supplies or giving...

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21 Nov’ 2020

How relational organizing helps Georgia voters learn about acceptable forms of voter ID

Voter ID laws prevent or intimidate millions of eligible Americans from casting their ballot. Obtaining an ID that fulfills voting requirements is costly and confusing. It...

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20 Nov’ 2020

Fundraising through ZOOM events made easy

ZOOM makes it easy to connect, but how do you get supporters to take the next step and donate? How can they do this while still...

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18 Oct’ 2020

Combat voter suppression. Data by the people, for the people to react quickly.

Spot and combat voter suppression. Get the facts quickly to the public, journalists, influencers, lawyers and voting rights groups. Information that has been screened, provided with...

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16 Oct’ 2020

Lincoln Project: See Something, Say Something!

With just under three weeks left until the November 3rd election and early voting well underway in many states, The Lincoln Project is today beginning to...

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4 Oct’ 2020

Searching for voter suppression incidents as they happen? Use these Twitter expert tips.

Analyzing tweets it is like drinking from a fire hydrant. New apps make it easier to analyze tweets to spot instances of voter suppression as they...

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29 Aug’ 2019

Personal Data: Political Persuasion. How Consumer Data Is Sold To Campaigns To Better Target Voters.

Collecting and selling personal data to businesses is a big industry. Political campaigns are increasingly using the same data.  Campaigns rely heavily on voter files for targeting. Many are...

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