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What Personality Tests Really Deliver | The New Yorker
They’re a two-billion-dollar industry. But are assessments like the Myers-Briggs more self-help than science?
psychology  test  mbti  hoax 
2 days ago by soobrosa
Rat poison, Prezzo and the Russian model: odd Salisbury subplot begins to unravel | UK news | The Guardian
She also has interesting friends. On Facebook there is a picture purporting to be her with “Fast Eddie” Davenport on a four-poster bed. She is in her underwear while Davenport and another man are in their pyjamas.
There is another link with Davenport. Shapiro and King are listed as directors at Gem Locations UK, which offers “a wide range of services such as hospitality, entertainment, event management, location scouting and concierge”. The correspondence address for the company is 32 Portland Place, a mansion house in central London.
osint  osinteg  Russia  poison  hoax 
5 days ago by paulbradshaw
How WhatsApp Destroyed A Village
In July, residents of a rural Indian town saw rumors of child kidnappers on WhatsApp. Then they beat five strangers to death.
india  culture  media  hoax  meme  internet  murder 
6 days ago by soobrosa
Hoaxy beta • Indiana University
<p><strong>What is the difference between Hoaxy search and Twitter search?</strong><br />
There are two search modes. Hoaxy search finds claims and related fact checking in a limited corpus of articles from low-credibility and fact-checking sources, dating back to 2016. This mode leverages the Hoaxy API to retrieve relevant articles, accounts, and tweets. Twitter search lets users track articles from any sources posted on Twitter, but only within the last 7 days. Twitter mode uses the Twitter Search API to retrieve relevant, popular, or mixed tweets matching your search query. It is compatible with all advanced search operators. At most, Hoaxy is capable of visualizing the top 1000 accounts and in the case of a Twitter search, this will be the most recently active 1000 accounts if sorted by Recent.

<strong>How does Hoaxy search work?</strong><br />The Hoaxy corpus tracks the social sharing of links to stories published by two types of websites: (1) Low-credibility sources that often publish inaccurate, unverified, or satirical claims according to lists compiled and published by reputable news and fact-checking organizations. (2) Independent fact-checking organizations, such as snopes.com, politifact.com, and factcheck.org, that routinely fact check unverified claims.</p>

A little unwieldy, but folks interested in tracking unreliable discussions on Twitter might find it useful.
Hoax  twitter  hoaxy 
19 days ago by charlesarthur
How journalists should not cover an online conspiracy theory | Opinion | The Guardian
The primary focus of this work was the symbiotic relationship between participating trolls and the news media: the fact that trolls needed journalists to amplify their attacks (and they found the reporting funny), and some journalists needed trolls to give them sensational things to write about.
The troll space has shifted in profound and striking ways over time (as I and my co-authors have previously argued). Participants on sites such as 4chan and 8chan have too; you can’t draw a perfectly straight line between trolling of the past and far-right extremism of the present.
research  fakenews  trolls  trolling  hoax  4chan 
6 weeks ago by paulbradshaw
. just called a in WilkesBarre. What the hell were all these people doing at the White House t…
Russia  hoax  from twitter_favs
7 weeks ago by andriak
Here's How One Man Faked One of The Biggest Archaeological Discoveries in History
The Piltdown Man hoax, one of the most famous scientific cons of all time -
hoax  from twitter
8 weeks ago by rdr
The Piltdown Man hoax, one of the most famous scientific cons of all time -
hoax  from twitter
8 weeks ago by rdr
Misinformation and biases infect social media, both intentionally and accidentally
Our research has identified three types of bias that make the social media ecosystem vulnerable to both intentional and accidental misinformation. That is why our Observatory on Social Media at Indiana University is building tools to help people become aware of these biases and protect themselves from outside influences designed to exploit them
fakenews  hoax 
june 2018 by glanosga
We tried to create a deepfake of Mark Zuckerberg and Alex Jones — and failed. Here's what happened. | Poynter
And that’s because — despite frequent doomsday media coverage of deepfake technology — it’s actually really hard to create one.
fakenews  hoax 
june 2018 by glanosga
Cite one Democrat's call for "open borders".
You can't, because this is a .…
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june 2018 by Bugdog

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