Misinformation

Learn to spot and counter right wing trolling tactics

Learn to spot and counter these seven right wing trolling tricks

Don’t let trolls hijack conversations. “Refuse to play their game, and insist on a different one entirely—an approach that also helped counter subcultural trolling. George Lakoff suggests reframe the discussion away from what the Trumpists want you to talk about and toward the deeper truths buried within the stories.” – Wired “It is a deliberate strategy. Steve Bannon, the former head …

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Counterprogramming tries to distract the public from the facts about the Jan 6th insurrection

Counterprogramming: Distract public attention to hide your role in the Jan 6th insurrection

‘Flood the zone with shit’ – Steve Bannon Counterprogramming tries to distract public attention (with BS) so people don’t learn about the people behind the Jan 6th insurrection and attempt to topple American democracy. It’s an old trick. “Hillary Clinton was ahead in the polls in every contested state when the Access Hollywood tape dropped. “Just kiss. I …

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Facebook sued for misusing users personal data and insider trading

Facebook sued. Why? Follow the money.

Facebook sued for selling its users’ personal data for political manipulation. Facebook is accused of stalling news about how it mis-used data while four Facebook directors – Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg, Marc Andreesen and Peter Thiel sold billions of their Facebook holdings before the stock price slumped. Retirees and regular Facebook shareholders faced billions in …

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FOX News uses Russian propaganda tactics to make money by spreading disinfo that divides Americans

FOX uses Russian propaganda tricks to spread disinformation

The Russians are grandmasters at propaganda. FOX has adapted Russian tricks to make money by spreading disinformation that divides Americans. How does a cable channel that has ‘News’ in its name get away with spreading disinformation? Fanning racism and intolerance? Confuse voters? Spread COVID disinfo that leads to more deaths? Learn from the Russians. The …

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Facebook Meta shareholders asked to support Proposal 7

Facebook – Meta shareholders to vote on reducing misinformation

Facebook / Meta shareholders can vote until May 25, 10AM PDT to support Proposal 7, which compels the corporation to confront the cost of the harm caused by its distribution of misinformation. Defenders of Democracy Against Disinformation (DDAD), a nonprofit is asking Facebook / Meta shareholders to vote for Proposal 7 and to reach out to …

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