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Most People Don’t Actively Seek to Share Fake News

Fake news and misinformation have been a persistent concern ever since the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Despite increased awareness and (apparent) concern from social media companies, the problem has not seemed to dissipate. For example, false content about COVID-19 has proliferated, which has likely had an impact on vaccination intentions, and misinformation about the 2020 presidential election almost certainly played a key role in the storming…

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New Landmark Study on Online Gendered Abuse and Disinformation

Online gendered and sexualized abuse and disinformation against women in public life is widespread, and social media platforms are doing too little to stop it, finds a landmark study by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and Moonshot CVE, with support from the Oxford Internet Institute, part of the University of Oxford. Source: Oxford Internet Institute. Read all the paper.

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The subtle ways that ‘clicktivism’ shapes the world

Clicktivism / effective Often derided, online activism is far more effective than it first appears – but there are big differences between how the political left and right deploy it to spread ideas. Source:  BBC Read all the paperLink: Read other texts here

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How to Thwart Facial Recognition and Other Surveillance

Facial Recognition / Surveillance Facial-recognition tech can see around hoodies or big shades, so pair them with a face covering. Plus, you'll get protection against coronavirus particles and tear gas. There are makeup tutorials online for edgy face paint intended to trick face-recognizing algorithms, but these designs are unproven. Also, it's probably easier for humans to track you if you look like a member of Insane…

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