Disinformation | Misinformation

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  • Misinformation is the attempt to mislead. Example: you have a university degree, but state that you have a Grade 12 education (true, but the expectation upon hearing this is that is your ultimate formal academic completion). while the facts are true, the presentation of those facts is an attempt to mislead or misdirect your understanding of the topic under discussion.

  • Disinformation. Continuing that example, if you have a Grade 12 education - and have never attained an advanced degree (Masters | Doctorate) - then claiming that you hold a Ph.D (doctoral degree) is a lie: disinformation.

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  • [theAtlantic.com, 2022-02-28] Disinformation and the Erosion of Democracy: Announcing Summit From the University of Chicago Institute of Politics and The Atlantic.  President Barack Obama and Nobel Prize-winning journalist Maria Ressa among featured interviews for event, happening 2022-04-{06-08} in Chicago.

  • [CTVNews.ca, 2022-01-26] A third of students think Holocaust exaggerated or fabricated: study.

  • [Axios.com, 2021-10-26] Billionaires back new media firm to combat disinformation.  |  Discussion: Hacker News: 2021-10-31

  • [CBC.ca, 2021-10-22] The danger of COVID-19 misinformation is 'mind-boggling,' says Dr. Anthony Fauci.  Leader of U.S. pandemic response says, "I don't understand what is going on in society."  |  Dr. Anthony Fauci, who is the chief medical adviser to the U.S. president, says the world is in the 'worst possible environment' for a global pandemic. Despite the fact that more than 730,000 Americans have died of COVID-19, the U.S. has a comparatively low vaccination rate - only about 57 per cent of the population is fully vaccinated. Dr. Anthony Fauci believes that misinformation has had a major role to play in that. ...

  • [MIT: TechnologyReview.com, 2021-09-16] Troll farms reached 140 million Americans a month on Facebook before 2020 election, internal report shows.  "This is not normal. This is not healthy." In the run-up to the 2020 election, the most highly contested in US history, Facebook's most popular pages for Christian and Black American content were being run by Eastern European troll farms. These pages were part of a larger network that collectively reached nearly half of all Americans, according to an internal company report, and achieved that reach not through user choice but primarily as a result of Facebook's own platform design and engagement-hungry algorithm. ...  |  Hacker News: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=28565121

  • [TruthOut.org, 2021-07-28] The Right Wing Wants Misinformation and Manufactured Ignorance, Not Democracy.  The rising tide of fascist politics has been matched by new anti-democratic practices and modes of oppression and expression.

  • [NYTimes.com, 2021-07-25] Disinformation for Hire, a Shadow Industry, Is Quietly Booming.  Back-alley firms meddle in elections and promote falsehoods on behalf of clients who can claim deniability, escalating our era of unreality.  |  Hacker News

  • [theGuardian.com, 2021-05-25] Influencers say Russia-linked PR agency asked them to disparage Pfizer vaccine.  Fazze offered money to YouTubers and bloggers to falsely claim jab was responsible for hundreds of deaths.

  • [MIT: TechnologyReview.com, 2020-10-12] "It's been really, really bad:" How Hispanic voters are being targeted by disinformation. Hispanic communities are key to some of the most critical swing districts in the election- and they're being bombarded by online propaganda.

  • [MIT: TechnologyReview.com, 2020-10-07] How the truth was murdered.  Pandemic, protest, and a precarious election have created an overwhelming flood of disinformation. It didn't have to be this way.  Discusses: appropriation (cooption) of Black feminist personae by white persons (including white men: Craig Chapman)  |  QAnon  |  disinformation via social media {Facebook  |  Twitter | ...}  |  ...

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