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"A Guardian investigation can reveal those messages were part of a covert plot to control some of Facebook’s largest far-right pages, including one linked to a rightwing terror group, and create a commercial enterprise that harvests Islamophobic hate for profit. This group is now using its 21-page network to churn out more than 1,000 coordinated faked news posts per week to more than 1 million followers, funnelling audiences to a cluster of 10 ad-heavy websites and milking the traffic for profit".
Among reputable partners like CNN, The New York Times and The Washington Post, it had decided to include Breitbart in its list of sources for Facebook News.
"Sarah Reeves sat on her couch in Eugene, Oregon, staring at her laptop screen in furious disbelief. She was reading the website of a government agency, where her mother appeared to have posted a comment weighing in on a bitter policy battle for control of the internet. Something was very For a start, Annie Reeves, who loved to lead children’s sing-alongs at the Alaska Zoo, had never followed wonky policy debates. She barely knew her way around the web, let alone held strident views on how it should be regulated — and, according to her daughter, she definitely didn’t post ...Read More
"The Green River, a tributary of the Colorado that runs through Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado, is a typically acute case. Split between an upper and lower basin, its water is used by seven states. Those upstream in Wyoming attempt to pull out as much water as possible before the hungry ...Read More
nature fights back algae poisoned by toxic run-off from local industry farming creates lethal fumes that ‘can kill you in seconds’ & smells so bad it keeps locals up at night
Dairy is a complicated industry this move is incredibly progressive. Wisconsin-based organic brand says they're now the largest food company in the world to be 100 percent powered by renewable energy. Organic Valley has committed to buying renewable energy credits (RECs) from the projects for the next 25 years, along with California-based organic soap company Dr. Bronner’s and the City ...Read More
“What we see here is evidence of the only real innovation 8chan has brought to global terrorism: the gamification of mass violence.”
Branding agroecology as a backward-looking, do-nothing approach to traditional agriculture is a defensive response to the failures of Green Revolution practices. In fact, agroecological sciences offer just the kinds of innovations small-scale farmers need to increase soil fertility, raise productivity, improve food and nutrition security, and build climate resilience.
"As climate impacts continue to ramp up, there’s no reason to believe an international focus on it will automatically lend itself either to progressive or even small-d democratic politics. In addition to those young people drifting right, weak showings for the left across Europe (the left GUE/NGL coalition dipped to ...Read More
"Right now, however, no such solution exists for organic farms, because the biodegradable plastic mulches on the market all contain petroleum-based materials."
„This is the difference between people like me and Mark Zuckerberg.I live in a world where I presume that I could be a potential adversary to the system.“ on information warfare: ...Read More
An easy read worth sharing with skeptical friends on food and its environmental impact.
Great essay on modernist legibility failure mode. Legibility failure mode recipe: ...Read More