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What should we do about Facebook? I have a plan*

(*Thanks, Elizabeth Warren, for this catch phrase.) Boy, is everyone going crazy over Facebook! It is evil, it has to be censored. It allows politicians to sell ads with ugly and discredited smears. It was and will be again the … Continue reading

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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 TaubĀ  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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