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Gell-Mann amnesia effect - Wikipedia
"You open the newspaper to an article on some subject you know well. In Murray's case, physics. In mine, show business. You read the article and see the journalist has absolutely no understanding of either the facts or the issues. Often, the article is so wrong it actually presents the story backward—reversing cause and effect. I call these the "wet streets cause rain" stories. Paper's full of them. In any case, you read with exasperation or amusement the multiple errors in a story, and then turn the page to national or international affairs, and read as if the rest of the newspaper was somehow more accurate about Palestine than the baloney you just read. You turn the page, and forget what you know."
media  psychology  news  misinformation  credibility 
20 days ago by dandv
Fighting fake photos, one social stream at a time | ASU Now: Access, Excellence, Impact
How can you tell if you see it in your news feed? A new technology aims to answer that.

Truepic is a tech company focused on image authenticity. The company is launching a first-of-its-kind partnership with Arizona State University's Weaponized Narrative Initiative to push back on disinformation with authenticated images and videos throughout the country ahead of the midterm elections.
photograph  credibility  technology  journalism 
22 days ago by sew245
Scientific Autonomy, Public Accountability, and the Rise of “Peer Review” in the Cold War United States | Isis: Vol 109, No 3
In the 1970s, in the wake of a series of attacks on scientific funding, American scientists faced a dilemma: there was increasing pressure for science to be accountable to those who funded it, but scientists wanted to ensure their continuing influence over funding decisions. Scientists and their supporters cast expert refereeing—or “peer review,” as it was increasingly called—as the crucial process that ensured the credibility of science as a whole.
academic  publishing  peer_review  epistemology  credibility 
8 weeks ago by shannon_mattern
U.S. denying passports to American citizens along Mexico border - The Washington Post
U.S. is denying passports to Americans along the border, throwing their citizenship into question
USA  trump  post-truth  trends2019  credibility 
11 weeks ago by apolaine
Facebook is rating the trustworthiness of its users on a scale from zero to one - The Washington Post
But how these new credibility systems work is highly opaque, and the companies are wary of discussing them, in part because doing so might invite further gaming -- a predicament that the firms increasingly find themselves in as they weigh calls for more transparency around their decision-making.
facechecking  fb  credibility 
august 2018 by libbymiller
Prominence-Interpretation Theory
Prominence-interpretation theory helps determine what shapes users’ perceptions of a site’s credibility.
webdev  credibility 
august 2018 by frankfarm
Twitter
This from the woman who made up history. Remember her massacre story ? ?
credibility  BowlingGreen  from twitter_favs
august 2018 by oliver.turner
Create Successful Sales Value
The first is to confuse features with benefits. Features are functionalities. Benefits are what those functionalities could do for the user. For example, when Steve Jobs first launched the iPod, he told the audience that it has a 20-minute skip protection feature. That was the feature or functionality. He then proceeded to tell them the “so what”, which means that they can use it for cycling, hiking and jogging and it won’t miss a beat. This was the benefit.
presentation  public  speaking  sales  toastmasters  presenters  credibility  factual  information  problem-solution 
june 2018 by global.dwellers

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