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Kavanaugh gets 3 Pinocchios for his Senate testimony from washingtonpost #Factchecker.
He has a severe credibility problem. I can see why Republicans are panic rushing his confirmation vote. 1/
Kavanaugh’s “claims defy logic. An elite Republican lawyer who was immersed at the time in Washington’s inside baseball, Kavanaugh strains credulity by claiming this extraordinary window he had into Democrats’ thinking seemed aboveboard.“ 2/
”He received a steady stream of insider information over nine months from Miranda, according to the documents available. It reminds us of Sergeant Schultz in the 1960s TV show “Hogan’s Heroes” — ‘I see nothing! I hear nothing! I know nothing!’” 3/
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1. Open letter to all social media platforms regarding fake news
I’m writing in regard to the serious problem of fake news running riot throughout social media.
2. The recent news about Cambridge Analytica is actually unsurprising. It just confirms what many have suspected for a long time. We now have a US election and an EU referendum which have been heavily influenced from online profiling and targeted propaganda.
3. The fact is that while you can try to moderate the content creators, you cannot possibly hope to curb the comments, likes, shares and RT’s. This is the mechanism by which the lies are propagated and they’re pivotal to your platforms.
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Everyone's heard of #FakeNews. Before it was called fake news, it was called #disinformation. The goal is to cause confusion and chaos, so people don't know who to trust or what to believe. THREAD 1 #RussianCollaborators #Propaganda #FridayFeeling #FridayMotivation
Disinformation promotes so much misleading & false info that people lose faith, give up. Disinformation is designed to weaken the enemy by discrediting it with lies and "leaks" of damaging "info". Hint: the enemy is us, the resistance. 2…
Joseph #Stalin is credited with inventing the term "dezinformatsiya", defined in the Great Soviet Encyclopedia as "dissemination (in the press, on the radio, etc.) of false reports intended to mislead public opinion". 3 #ColdWar #Propaganda #Lies #misinformation
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