Misinformation

Capitol insurrection rioters top FBI's Most Wanted List

Capitol insurrectionists top FBI’s Most Wanted List, while Republicans deny it happened

As rioters from the Capitol Insurrection top the FBI’s most wanted list, Republican’s deny that the attack even took place. “On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, the U.S. Capitol, was stormed during a riot and violent attack against the U.S. Congress. A mob of Trump supporters attempted to overturn his defeat in the 2020 presidential election by disrupting the joint session of Congress assembled to count …

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How to encourage an anti-vaxxer to get vaccinated against COVID

Friends don’t let anti-vaxxer friends stay at risk. Conversation guide shows how to engage.

Friends don’t let friends stay at risk. How do you engage with an anti-vaxxer with so much COVID disinformation? Arguing with the facts against disinformation doesn’t work. People hold onto their beliefs even harder. Mocking, shaming or getting angry doesn’t work. Stay calm, relate and encourage critical thinking. And above all, know when to stop …

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Fight disinformation by refusing to advertise on websites set up to spread propaganda

Are you being tricked into funding the spread of disinformation? Check the GDI Index.

Groups spreading disinformation siphon funds meant for legitimate advertising. Ad networks like Google and Facebook are complicit and make money when they direct ads and revenue to nefarious websites. When in doubt, follow the money. Bad actors don’t have the money or credibility to advertise their messages like traditional advertisers. Instead, they set up websites …

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Fighting disinformation. Coordinate a rapid response with shared talking points.

Fighting disinfo? Coordinate a rapid response with shared talking points.

Disinfo requires a rapid, broad spread response. Get talking points to supporters for them to spread the truth and have their messages reinforce each other. A free teleprompter with the script makes it easier and lets them give better press interviews. This blog also includes a live map to check on the latest power outage …

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Fighting disinformation? Eighteen free weapons for your arsenal.

Fighting disinformation? Use all the tools in your arsenal. Here are eighteen of the best. Disinformation basics Disinformation attacks involve these tactics according to Harmony Square:– Trolling people and deliberately provoking people to react emotionally to evoke outrage– Exploiting emotional language to make people afraid or angry about a particular topic– Artificially amplify the reach …

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YouTube profits from spreading disinformation

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 gains from spreading disinformation that might result in avoidable deaths? Why does YouTube spread disinformation? BackgroundThis blog is based on discussions with Dr. Nitin Agarwal at UA Little Rock …

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