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How NOT to believe the fakes of life from Russian bots

UPDATE: 8/28/2017 at 3:22 pm. Can’t imagine why but having written this, I just found myself putting on the Beatles’ “White Album.” Which kicks off with “Back in the USSR.” Source: Pro-Russian Bots Take Up the Right-Wing Cause After Charlottesville … Continue reading

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The facts of life: how fake information is sold to us

In today’s New York Times column called The Interpreter, Max Fisher and Amanda Taub  do a fine job detailing the M.O. of the Russian fake news engine called kompromat–compromising (a/k/a fake news) material. As we all know, kompromat most probably … Continue reading

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The Facts (and fax) of Life: Gene Lyons tells us the purpose of kompromat

The real purpose of kompromat isn’t necessarily blackmail, but the promotion of discord, cynicism, and widespread disbelief in such “liberal” values as the distinction between truth and make-believe. And when people come to assume that everybody’s crooked and nobody can … Continue reading

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