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Republican BS detector helps spot doublespeak

Republican BS Detector

Do you understand what Republicans really mean? Test yourself with this quiz. Doublespeak is language that deliberately obscures, disguises, distorts, or reverses the meaning of words. Doublespeak disguises the nature of the truth. It’s like FOX News claiming to be ‘Fair & Balanced‘ while spewing extreme right-wing talking points. Or Elon Musk claiming Twitter is a ‘public town square’ …

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Top newsletters on organizing, progressive politics and fighting disinfo

Top newsletters on organizing, progressive politics and fighting disinfo

Stay in the know with these amazing newsletters. There’s a lot happening and if you don’t move fast, you may miss it (Ferris Bueller). How can you cope with people trying to overload you with nonsense (Steve Bannon)? Stay informed with these newsletters about organizing, progressive politics, fighting disinformation and more. The Fundamentals of Organizing …

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Responsible local journalism counters corporate owned mainstream media propaganda

Responsible local journalism counters billionaire owned mainstream media propaganda

Responsible local journalism delivers useful information from the community – not what billionaires are pitching through their media outlets. Fox News stokes a constant sense of outrage among its base of viewers, largely by highlighting narratives of white resentment and threats to Christianity. This in turn forces Republican politicians to follow suit. It’s a positive …

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Top ten tips to protect your privacy on Twitter

Ten tips to protect your privacy on Twitter

Musk makes Twitter a platform for conspiracy theories and his tantrums. What can you do? Twitter is an ad platform that makes money selling your personal information to advertisers. Plain and simple. Follow these ten tips to protect your privacy on Twitter. and stop unknowingly promoting trolls. Check out Mastodon, an ad-free Twitter-like platform where …

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Learn how to spot the disinfo being used to manipulate you

Test your disinfo spotting skills with this quiz after brutal attack on Paul Pelosi

Republicans use disinfo to hide their guilt in savage attack on Paul Pelosi. Test your skills with this quiz to spot their tricks. This quiz is based on  the Paul Pelosi attack in which a radicalized MAGA supporter viciously attacked Paul Pelosi, the 82 year old husband of Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House. …

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News Corp Fox News character assassination playbook revealed

Fox News character assassination playbook

How do the Murdochs manipulate public opinion with FOX to push their political agenda and get richer? Understand how billionaires manipulate the public through their media outlets to get what they want. Manipulate elections. Topple governments toppled. Erode trust in elections. Support dictators. Spread COVID conspiracy theories. Appoint extremist judges. Stoke racism and violence. Ruin …

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Facebook's algorithm monetizes misery to sell more ads

Facebook’s algorithm monetizes misery

“British Ruling Pins Blame on Social Media for Teenager’s Suicide” – NYT An inquest ruled that harmful online content contributed to the 14-year-old’s death. Ian Russell accused Meta, the owner of Facebook and Instagram, of guiding his daughter on a “demented trail of life-sucking content”, after the landmark ruling raised the regulatory pressure on social …

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Halloween scares politicians use to scare voters into voting for them. Don't be fooled. Share the facts with a Twitterbot

Halloween scares politicians use to trick voters

Don’t fall for political scare tactics. Get the facts to make an informed decision. How do you share the facts so people can get them easily and also share with others? Use Twitter. A new app responds automatically to tweets with a keyword that you create. Here’s how it works using the Wisconsin Senate race …

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How to demolish extremist MAGA Republican arguments

How to demolish extremist MAGA Republican arguments

Fight back with this three step tactic straight from their playbook: Connect. Pivot. Counterattack. How do you respond to this gem from Ted Cruz for instance? “Perhaps a woke, emasculated military is not the best idea”, Ted Cruz praised the Russian army over America’s. “Holy crap! Perhaps a U.S. Senator shouldn’t suggest that the *Russian* …

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WHATABOUT the STRAWMAN with the FLASE FLAG?

WHATABOUT the MAGA STRAWMAN with the FALSE FLAG?

Don’t fall for it! Learn to recognize the verbal tricks MAGA Republicans use to manipulate you. See if you can spot the tricks used in these twelve recent examples. (Answers below). Here are the tricks to look for: What About-ism: When criticized: say that someone else is worse. It’s a simple way to shrug off criticism …

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