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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.
Google has made “substantial” contributions to some of the most notorious climate deniers in Washington despite its insistence that it supports political action on the climate crisis. 😑
"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.
"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