Claire Wardle in First Draft News. All annotations in context. By now we’ve all agreed the term “fake news” is unhelpful, but without an alternative, we’re left awkwardly using air quotes whenever we utter the phrase. The reason we’re struggling with a replacement is because this is about more than news, it’s about the entire…
“This is what disinformation looks like. There’s many forms, many intermediate aims, but the long term goal is not to *use* the information environment, but to render it inoperable. Once accuracy bias and trust are eliminated there is only power. https://t.co/aUAbEotOLO”
Thread by @holden: “This is what disinformation looks like. There’s many forms, many intermediate aims, but the long term goal is not to use the information env […]”
“Those fault lines sound familiar. Build the Wall? Black Lives Matter? Gay wedding cakes? That's not to say the organizations working those issues are un-American. But Congressional hearings and indictments are showing – RU agitated the issues to shape the election.”
https://twitter.com/fostergrantpi/status/1018255684465582085 Full Thread Here
It’s International Talk Like a Chekist Day—here’s a quick primer.
A primer on the discourse of espionage from The Observer: This first thing we must do is gain a reality-based understanding of the SpyWar we’re in with Moscow. So, let’s walk through a few of the most important Russian espionage terms to shed some light on what’s really going on between Washington and the Kremlin.
What it’s actually like to live in the confusing information landscape that is Putin’s Russia.
From the This American Life podcast: Since Russia meddled in our election, there’s been concern that the fake news and disinformation that’s so prevalent there could be taking hold in this country. But is that hyperbole? This week we look at what it’s actually like to live in the confusing information landscape that is Putin’s…