Dally Bush and Obama will hold disinformation conferences following Trump’s

Dally Bush and Obama will hold disinformation conferences following Trump’s

Dally Bush and Obama will hold disinformation conferences following Trump's 'big announcement' dallymall.co.uk Bush and Obama will hold disinformation conferences next week focus on the Organizers sald the conferences were nat planned together rising threats from authoritarianism and disinformation, SocialFiow - ) { sendEvent('Ad Requested', { success: false, timedout: true }); }, 6000); onLoadTimeoutId =…
Fighting disinformation together

Fighting disinformation together

Digital technologies have not only touched every aspect of our life, they have also brought sweeping changes in the exercise of democracy and the management of democratic elections. Growing access to the internet and social media has enabled people to better exercise their freedom of expression, which is a condition for a free, fair and…
George W. Bush and Barack Obama planning to hold conferences

George W. Bush and Barack Obama planning to hold conferences

And that’s just one story they got wrong.Donald Trump has teased a big announcement on November 15, and Mediaite notes that George W. Bush and Barack Obama are holding conferences on November 16 and 17, respectively.Bush and Obama To Hold Conferences on 'Disinformation' Threat Right After Trump's 'Big' Announcement https://t.co/0810d2N6NB— Mediaite (@Mediaite) November 12, 2022Sounds…
Disinformation and its impact on politics and society

Disinformation and its impact on politics and society

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The Toxic Treason of Junk Science, Conspiracy Theory, and Political

The Toxic Treason of Junk Science, Conspiracy Theory, and Political

Conspiracy theories are dangerous, especially in the hearts of anti-vaxxers – but their beliefs extend beyond true believers- infecting social media and tainting the general public in ways hard to address and requires special (and time-intensive) efforts at defusing them. “Even if most people dismiss conspiracy theories or accept them only in some limited sense, leaving very small…
False narratives failed to take hold ahead of U

False narratives failed to take hold ahead of U

Factually is a newsletter about fact-checking and misinformation from Poynter’s International Fact-Checking Network. Sign up here to receive it in your email every other Thursday. The foretold “red tsunami” on Election Day turned out to be merely a dribble. Barring Florida and New York, the Nov. 8 midterms largely proved a moment of rejoice for Democrats across the United…
Divisions, disruption dominate US midterms

Divisions, disruption dominate US midterms

Underneath a “tight” midterm race is an inherent, unresolved tension: part of America feels that the current democratic system needs protection, while others are furious and battling for visibility. In the masses’ own telling, there is widespread concern about intensifying political divisions that risk politically-motivated violence in the country On November 8, over 42 million Americans…
Letters: Education failings, bank profits, Three Waters, tax cuts, and

Letters: Education failings, bank profits, Three Waters, tax cuts, and

There is growing concern about the standard of education in New Zealand. Photo / Mandic Jovan, 123rf, FileCurriculum overload The key correlation with the decline in NZ education is quantity. Oliver Hartwich (NZ Herald, November 9) is one of many critics who fail to identify this. It is a quantitative problem. The curriculum is too…
Facing the Challenges of Mis- and Disinformation in the Digital

Facing the Challenges of Mis- and Disinformation in the Digital

On 10 – 11 November 2022 Patrick Penninckx, Head of the Information Society Department, took part in the international conference entitled “Young People and Information: Facing the Challenges of Mis- and Disinformation in the Digital Age” organised in Valletta by the Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs and Trade of Malta. In his address to the…