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Showing 1-15 of total 30 Results 
Rick's Pearl
4 months, 3 weeks ago
Rick's Pearl 4 months, 3 weeks ago
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DRC Weekly Newsletter, August 23rd 2021 
HOW GOES THE RESISTANCE? REPORT FROM THE FRONT LINES (2021, No. 27)   How many people do you know who largely discount information received from so-called mainstream news media? Sources that intentionally report fake news, alternative reality, and conspiracy theories have clearly diminished respect for science, truth, and facts. We estimate that 40% of Americans get their news from partisan, propagandist channels these days. They …
Rick's Pearl
4 months, 3 weeks ago
Rick's Pearl 4 months, 3 weeks ago
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DRC Weekly Newsletter, August 30th 2021 
HOW GOES THE RESISTANCE? REPORT FROM THE FRONT LINES (2021, No. 27)   We are giving up on our efforts to galvanize a major Disinformation Resistance Community. So this will be the last newsletter. However, we do have some big news today, so read on! First, we will be launching a new product, aimed primarily at making businesses smarter and safer. The product, tentatively …
Rick's Pearl
5 months ago
Rick's Pearl 5 months ago
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DRC Weekly Newsletter, August 16th 2021 
HOW GOES THE RESISTANCE? REPORT FROM THE FRONT LINES (2021, No. 25)   How does a Democracy devolve into a totalitarian state? How often does that occur? Is the US undergoing that metamorphosis? Hitler’s Germany, Mussolini’s Italy, and Franco’s Spain provided the clearest answers to those questions in the 20th century. More recently, Russia, Hungary, and Venezuela have illustrated how this can happen. Of …
Rick's Pearl
5 months, 1 week ago
Rick's Pearl 5 months, 1 week ago
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DRC Weekly Newsletter, August 9th 2021 
  HOW GOES THE RESISTANCE? REPORT FROM THE FRONT LINES (2021, No. 25)   When we launched Trusted Origins Corp. in 2019, we hoped that we could catalyze the rise of an army of volunteers who would actively resist disinformation. Our insight was that almost all harmful information on the Internet emanated from liars of three sorts: bots, trolls and shills. Stopping disinformation thus …
Rick's Pearl
5 months, 2 weeks ago
Rick's Pearl 5 months, 2 weeks ago
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DRC Weekly Newsletter, August 2nd 2021 
HOW GOES THE RESISTANCE? REPORT FROM THE FRONT LINES (2021, No. 24)   We all recognize by now that much phony information gets attention by becoming fake news. That news often starts in a conversation among elites about how to control and spin information. The Big Lie promoted by Trump and his GOP followers exemplifies the process.  In this week’s Featured Knowledge, below, we …
Rick's Pearl
5 months, 3 weeks ago
Rick's Pearl 5 months, 3 weeks ago
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DRC Weekly Newsletter, July 26th 2021 
HOW GOES THE RESISTANCE? REPORT FROM THE FRONT LINES (2021, No. 23)   At least in the US people seem to be settling into their favorite information bubble, with the Republican party now totally in bed with climate deniers, anti-vaxxers, Big Lie proponents, and other conspiracy promoters. They also fiercely oppose teaching critical race theory, the history of slavery, oppression, and discrimination in the …
Rick's Pearl
5 months, 4 weeks ago
Rick's Pearl 5 months, 4 weeks ago
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How to avoid ransomware attacks 
Tatum Hunter of The Washington Post provides important advice for all of us about how to avoid ransonware attacks at work, and the advice applies to all settings.  Of course, the likely magnitude of cost and ransom will be much greater for the average employer than for the employee who opens the gate to the criminals.  So, you definitely want to avoid being responsible …
#trustworthy #cybercriminals #ransomware #whopee #windfall #anxiety #conning #authorities #avoidRansomware #cybercrime #phonyEmails #avoidScams #conSomeone #phonySites #TatumHunter #ransomwareAttack #TheWashingtonPost #phonyWebsites #misspellings #untrustworthy
Rick's Pearl
6 months ago
Rick's Pearl 6 months ago
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DRC Weekly Newsletter, July 19th 2021 
  HOW GOES THE RESISTANCE? REPORT FROM THE FRONT LINES (2021, No. 22)   At TrustedOrigins, we have several goals: (1) create a community of trusted members who conduct honest and civil dialogs; (2) protect people from consuming toxic lies and disinformation; and (3) generate reliable knowledge, based on evidence and sound reasoning. The recent devastating heat waves in the US West present an …
Rick's Pearl
6 months, 1 week ago
Rick's Pearl 6 months, 1 week ago
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DRC Weekly Newsletter, July 12th 2021 
  HOW GOES THE RESISTANCE? REPORT FROM THE FRONT LINES (2021, No. 21)   One of the nurses interviewed on ABC News at the New York City ticker-tape parade for first responders made a stunning observation about how the city had defeated Covid-19 via wide-scale vaccination of the public when she said, “Science won.” What we took her to mean was that scientists developed …
Rick's Pearl
6 months, 2 weeks ago
Rick's Pearl 6 months, 2 weeks ago
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DRC Weekly Newsletter, July 5th 2021 
HOW GOES THE RESISTANCE? REPORT FROM THE FRONT LINES (2021, No. 25)   The fields of Information Operations and related Psychological Operations have long been important to political leaders and their militaries. Age-old strategists such as Sun Tzu in his The Art of War explained:  "All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must …
Rick's Pearl
11 months ago
Rick's Pearl 11 months ago
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Civil suits against disinformation promoters raise hopes for making liars pay 
Many powerful people have benefited over the past decade by promoting false narratives to denigrate their competitors, arouse their followers, and feather their own nests. Mostly, these miscreants have suffered no consequences.  Some significant businesses, such as Fox News, have literally turned their propaganda into profits. Their recipe is pretty clear:  frighten and arouse Americans who oppose the decline of white hegemony. Their most …
#trump #Giuliani #NAACP #civilSuits #makeLiarsPay #SydneyPowell #Smartmatic #defamation #FoxNews #Dominion #BernieThompson #SandyHook
Rick's Pearl
11 months, 1 week ago
Rick's Pearl 11 months, 1 week ago
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My path to disinformation resistance: Personal Story 
Recently, I began collaborating with Prof. Gleb Tsipursky, the force behind the Pro-Truth Pledge. They are working to get public figures to commit to honesty. I heartily endorse their efforts, and hope others will join us in resisting disinformation.  Prof. Tsipursky asked me to write a blog piece on how I came to my commitment.  You can read the blog post at https://www.protruthpledge.org/my-path-to-disinformation-resistance/   For your …
#resistDisinformation #DisinformationResistance #GlebTsipurshy #trustworthyVsUntrustworthy #Pro-TruthPledge #truthVsFalsity
Rick's Pearl
11 months, 1 week ago
Rick's Pearl 11 months, 1 week ago
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International Declaration on Information and Democracy 
PREAMBLE The global communication and information space is a common good of humankind and should be protected as such. Its management is the responsibility of humankind in its entirety, through democratic institutions, with the aim of facilitating real communication between individuals, culture, peoples and nations, in the service of human rights, civil concord, peace, life and the environment. The global communication and information space …
#informationReliability #forumOnInformationAndDemocracy #infodemics #accountability #controlOfMedia #freedomOfExpression #rightToInformation #journalism #algorithms #transparencyOfPowers #normsForInformation #freedomOfInformation #neutrality #responsibility #normsForCommunication #reliableInformation #pluralism #safetyOfJournalists #editorialIndependence #informationAndDemocracy #transparencyToInspection #privacy
Allan's Pearl
11 months, 3 weeks ago
Allan's Pearl 11 months, 3 weeks ago
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In the Pipeline blog on technical COVID-19 information 
I recommend the In the Pipeline blog by Dr. Derek Lowe, https://blogs.sciencemag.org/pipeline/  as a very useful source of news and information on COVID vaccines, on-going clinical trials, vaccine technology, the supply chain and production issues from ideas in labs to jabs in arms, and occasional bits on ethics.  Posts have lively and generally well-informed discussions.  The blog covers many topics,  but his COVID-19 topic is …
#covid-19 #covid-19vaccines #covid-19Trials #covid-19Biology
Keith's Pearl
1 year, 1 month ago
Keith's Pearl 1 year, 1 month ago
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San Mateo County Sheriff's Office Fumbles Wildfire-Related Evacuations and Highway Closures 
In responding from Aug 21-23 to the CZU wildfire complex, the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office erred in managing evacuation orders and road closures in the Skylonda neighborhoods of unincorporated San Mateo County and the Town of Woodside. Those areas did not include any mandated evacuation or evacuation warning zones as designated by the agencies managing emergency response to the wildfire. However, Sheriff's deputies (possibly …
#CZULightningComplex #CAWildfires #SanMateoCounty