deception   1318

« earlier    

The totalitarian mind - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Approximately 40% of this country, give or take, is just fine with the president saying that black is white on Monday, and that white is black on Tuesday, and then insisting on Wednesday that he never said black was white or white was black. An undetermined portion of that group will not notice the contradictory nature of the president’s statements; another portion simply won’t care about those contradictions; another portion will applaud the contradictions for being contradictory. This is the psychology that makes totalitarianism possible.
politics  truth  deception  reality 
5 days ago by basemaly
The Refugee Detectives
"For those convinced of the overwhelming moral and economic good of immigration, confronting those who disagree can be frustrating. I share that frustration. Drive more than a couple hundred miles in the United States, even in an area as densely populated as the Northeast, and you’ll rapidly see large, undeveloped spaces, many of them not especially beautiful. They are reminders that most of America is still, strangely enough, empty. The establishments punctuating the emptiness—the roadside inns and gas stations—tend to be operated by immigrants. Many came from benighted places, countries of the 'shithole' variety, where extreme poverty is common and a 3 a.m. shift at the front desk of a Motel 6 is worth risking your life for. The idea that America doesn’t have room for more such people strikes me as ridiculous and sad. But these are the politics of our time. The quality of mercy is strained, and the strain from perceptions of illegal immigration has already wounded the United States. Voters have elected politicians, even deeply flawed ones, who purport to be bulwarks against anarchy at the border. bamf’s efforts to improve its refugee process—like Volkswagen engineers scheming to get better mercy-mileage out of their democracy—are ones we should observe and, perhaps, emulate. Attitudes may improve toward refugees and other migrants if the process becomes credible, and the public learns to trust it and not worry about being tricked."
a:Graeme-Wood  p:The-Atlantic★★  d:2018.04  w:6000  process  Germany  immigration  deception  from instapaper
19 days ago by bankbryan
Looking for Life on a Flat Earth | The New Yorker
Alan Burdick writes about a growing community of people who reject the notion that the Earth is round.
conspiracy  truth  deception  science  reality 
23 days ago by basemaly
People who think their opinions are superior to others are most prone to overestimating their relevant knowledge and ignoring chances to learn more – Research Digest
Across five studies Hall and Raimi found that those people with the highest belief superiority also tended to have the largest gap between their perceived and actual knowledge – the belief superior consistently suffered from the illusion that they were better informed than they were. As you might expect, those with the lowest belief superiority tended to underestimate how much they knew.
psychology  thinking  truth  deception  reality 
23 days ago by basemaly
You don’t have a right to believe whatever you want to | Aeon Ideas
Do we have the right to believe whatever we want to believe? This supposed right is often claimed as the last resort of the wilfully ignorant, the person who is cornered by evidence and mounting opinion: ‘I believe climate change is a hoax whateve...
thinking  conspiracy  truth  deception  politics  epistimology  philosophy 
25 days ago by basemaly
and ! Worst economy unless you're an OWM and rich, unemployment for who? Can't be empl…
lies  deception  from twitter_favs
26 days ago by jaredwsmith
show some support for

someone help us out and pick this show…
Deception  from twitter_favs
5 weeks ago by thegiant
Logical Fallacies: What They Are and How to Counter Them – Effectiviology
A logical fallacy is an erroneous pattern of reasoning that contains a flaw, either in its structure or in its underlying premises. Fallacies, in their various forms, play a significant role in how people think and in how they communicate with each other, so it’s important to understand them. The following article serves as an introductory guide to logical fallacies, which will help you understand what logical fallacies are, what types of them exist, and what you can do in order to counter them.
psychology  thinking  deception 
5 weeks ago by basemaly
Facebook May Be Creating a Less-Informed Electorate - Pacific Standard
A new study finds the more people rely on their Facebook feed for news, the less politically knowledgeable they are.
psychology  socialnetwork  politics  deception 
5 weeks ago by basemaly
Social media copies gambling methods 'to create psychological cravings' | Technology | The Guardian
Methods activate ‘same brain mechanisms as cocaine’ and leads to users experiencing ‘phantom’ notification buzzing, experts warn
socialnetwork  gambling  psychology  deception 
6 weeks ago by basemaly
Breaking News | Radiolab | WNYC Studios
Today, two new technological tricks that together could invade our past selves and rewrite the rules of credibility. Also, we release something terrible ...
podcasts  truth  deception  news  video 
7 weeks ago by basemaly
How Corporations Lobby Around Problems - Lawyers, Guns & Money
We found that from 1997 to 2000, when UNICEF was actively promoting tobacco control to support children’s rights, the tobacco industry saw children’s rights and UNICEF as potentially powerful threats to business that needed to be closely monitored and neutralized. The industry then positioned itself as a partner with UNICEF on youth smoking prevention initiatives as a way to avoid meaningful tobacco control measures that could save children’s lives.
business  politics  deception  capitalism  international  health 
7 weeks ago by basemaly

« earlier    

related tags

2010s  2016  2017  2018  a:graeme-wood  a:ken-white★★★  abuse  academics  adaptation  advertising  ai  algorithm  alternating-pov  ambassador  america  anal-fingering  anal-sex  analysis  angst-with-a-happy-ending  anonymity  anti-pattern  apps  artificial-intelligence  attention  au  audio  author:afterism  author:greeneyesblue  author:kittiehill  avoidance  bar  barack_obama  baratundethurston  basketball  bedside-vigils  behaviour  benevolent  berenstain  blood  blowjobs  book  bot  bots  brain  breakups  bruises  business  businessmodels  cambridgeanalytica  cameron-bashing  campaign  canon-divergence  capitalism  caresses  catfish  celebrity  channel4  child  civics  cognition  cohenmichael  communication  computing  confrontations  consent  conspiracy  conversation  coronations  corruption  crime  criminal  crisis  criticism  crying  culture  culturesmith  cuts  cyber  cyber_warfare  cyberwar  d:2017.12.04  d:2018.02.08  d:2018.04  dancing-lessons  dancing  danielsstormy  data  deduction  deepfakes  deeplearning  defence  delegitimization  democrats  design  destabilization  detection  development  digitalidentity  disguises  dishonesty  disinformation  diversity  division  donald-trump  donald_trump  donaldtrump  dosing  drowsiness  drug-overdose  dry-humping  eavesdropping  economics  education  egypt  election  elections  emotional-hurt/comfort  emotional-hurt  empath!chase  empaths  entrapment  epistemology  epistimology  espionage  ethics  fabulists  facebook  faceswap  facts  fake-news  fake  fakenews  fatigue  fbi  feedly  fic  finance  firing  first-meetings  forgery  fraud  frottage  frozen  future  gambling  george_papadopoulos  germany  giulianirudy  google  government  grief  guide!chase  hacking  hand/wrist-holding  handjobs  hans/elsa  harassment  headaches  health  hickeys  history  honesty  hospitalisation  house/chase  housem.d.  hugs  humour  hurt!chase  hurt!john  hurt!sherlock  hurt/comfort  identity  ifttt  immigration  indictments  induced-vomiting  infidelity  influence  information  information_warfare  infosec  infowarfare  innovation  instructional  interesting  international  internet  investigation  israel  james_comey  jared_kushner  jeff_sessions  journalism  journalismethics  kissing  kremlin  language  law-enforcement  law  learning  legal  leveson  librarycamp  lie  lies  literally-sleeping-together  loss-of-consciousness  loss-of-virginity  love-confessions  lying  machine-learning  machinelearning  makingof  manipulation  market  marketing  markovchain  media  media_literacy  medialiteracy  memory  mentalhealth  michael_flynn  middleeast  military  mimic  mind  minor-chase/cameron  misinformation  misuse  mit  ml  money  morality  motorcycles  murdochrupert  mutual-pining  nato  nausea  nba  near-death  neck-play  news  newsblur  newspapers  nixalexander  objectivity  observation  ooc!cameron  oocness  opsec  organization  ovr  p:popehat★★★  p:reason  p:the-atlantic★★  pattiegeoffrey  personaldata  persuasion  philosophy  piano-playing  pining!house  pining  podcast  podcasts  politics  popularity  pornography  power  privacy  process  profiling  progress  propaganda  propoganda  pseudonymity  psychology  publishing  punching  punishment  racism  radio  reality  reason  reconciliation  regulation  republicans  research  restraints  robert_mueller  robertmueller  romance  rubbish  russia  s1/2/3  sanctions  scars  science  sclgroup  secrecy  security  self-deception  self.deception  sentinel!cameron  sentinel-au  sentinels-and-guides-are-known  sergey_kislyak  sex  sexual-content  sherlock/john  sherlockbbc  showering-together  simon_kuper  simulation  site:ao3  socialgraph  socialmedia  socialnetwork  soul-connections  soulmate-au  soulmate-identifying-marks  soulmate-marks:names  sound  spam  speech  spider  spoof  sports  statistics  strategy  suicide-attempt  sundaytimes  surveillance  synthesis  targeting  technology  text-to-speech  text  theater  theatre  theft  thinking  timeline  timeskips  toryparty  tos  transparency  tremors  trolls  trope:i-thought-you-were-dead  trump  trumpdonald  trust  truth  turnbullmark  twitter  uk  usa  usenet  video  videogames  violin-playing  virtualreality  visibility  vladimir_putin  voice  vomiting  vr  w:1500  w:2000  w:6000  white_house  word-count:10-20k  work  writing  youtube  zuckerbergmark     

Copy this bookmark: