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Month: May 2018

Study proves media engages in propaganda messaging

Study proves media engages in propaganda messaging

In a peer-reviewed study we published this month, we find op-eds do change minds. After reading opinion pieces, we found people were far more likely to agree with the author’s point of view. Even in today’s allegedly post-fact world, people are capable of considering new evidence and reaching new conclusions. Source: This column will probably change your mind – The Washington Post

What Fake News Looks Like: "Volcanic eruptions like the one in Hawaii, are not natural disasters — without them the Earth would explode"

What Fake News Looks Like: "Volcanic eruptions like the one in Hawaii, are not natural disasters — without them the Earth would explode"

Fox News runs a column about Kilauea in which it gets almost everything wrong starting with the headline. Source: Volcanic eruptions like the one in Hawaii, are not natural disasters — without them the Earth would explode | Fox News What an actual volcanologist has to say about this: I also checked with my personal consulting geologist who agrees with Dr. Pitcher. In case Fox fixes their stupidity on this, here’s a screen capture of the headline:

West Sacramento monitors social media posts in the city

West Sacramento monitors social media posts in the city

The City of West Sacramento is using software to continuously analyze social media posts on Facebook and Twitter, saying it gives the city government insights into citizen concerns. The pilot project gives city leaders a look at what’s trending in the city, whether it’s good or bad. Is the content of social media reflective of what people actually care about? What if, entirely hypothetical, of course, an organization decided to flood social media with emotional and inflammatory posts about a…

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#Facebook employees can secretly log in to any account on system-and they have #DeleteFacebook #Privacy

#Facebook employees can secretly log in to any account on system-and they have #DeleteFacebook #Privacy

Their log in to your account is done in secret, and once logged in, they can access your private messages, photos, video and restricted posts. Further, Facebook applies a double standard: if one FB employee accesses the account of another FB employee, then that employee is notified their account has been accessed. Ordinary users (the peons?) are not given a similar notification. Source: Facebook has a backdoor to your account, and you’ll never know if it’s being used – BGR