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"The fraud investigator who blew the whistle on Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme has accused General Electric of committing “a bigger fraud than Enron”, sending its stock into a tailspin. The shares of the all-American conglomerate fell as much as 15 per cent on Thursday after Harry Markopolos published a report ...Read More
Officials who work for Election Systems & Software, the top voting machine supplier in the country, deny that their machines are connected to the Internet. Cybersecurity watchdogs uncover that this is not true, particularly in key swing states. Because of course.
Filter bubbles aside, news outlets often view climate change as a "ratings killer" and coverage suffers as a result. Royal Baby coverage dwarfed CC coverage this spring, for example. Yet climate change is proving relevant to readers, with more impactful journalism driving engagement, even in smaller markets.
"In his work (most notably, his documentaries), Herzog seeks this “ecstatic truth”: to reflect reality not how it is on the surface, but how it is on a deep level, beyond the façade of what we merely perceive. [...] This what bothers me about those fake viral Twitter stories. They lack anything like ecstatic truth; they don't reflect or reveal any reality deeper than what they describe. In this, they have only facts — and of course, as it turns out, they don’t even have that. If the stories ...Read More
Good thread about this from @robhorning “the "fakeness" of deepfakes is not necessarily supposed to trick people; viewers know it's fake and enjoy seeing a hidden "truth" revealed symbolically ...Read More
"The problem with not knowing if something is serious or satirical is that [it] renders any intervention efforts moot out of the gate,” says Phillips. “That's what makes the work feel sometimes so futile, because we don't even know exactly what we're up against and we don't even know what ...Read More
“Rouhani has been under intense domestic political pressure to produce some kind of counter-measure following the US withdrawal. Tehran has lost patience with Europe’s efforts to create a new viable financial mechanism that would allow European firms to continue trading items such as medicines and humanitarian goods with Iran and circumvent US secondary sanctions. ...Read More