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New report reveals growing threat of organised social media manipulation world-wide — Oxford Internet Institute
The manipulation of public opinion over social media platforms has emerged as a critical threat to public life. Around the world, government agencies and political parties are exploiting social media platforms to spread junk news and disinformation, exercise censorship and control, and undermine trust in media, public institutions and science. Now, a new report from the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) has found that despite efforts to combat computational propaganda, the problem is growing at a large scale.
socialnetwork  propoganda  deception  vrandtruth18  research 
5 weeks ago by basemaly
Blame Fox News for Fake News, Not Facebook
The highly asymmetric pattern of media ecosystems we observe on the right and the left, despite the fact that Facebook and Twitter usage is roughly similar on both sides, requires that we look elsewhere for what is causing the difference.Surveys make it clear that Fox News is by far the most influential outlet on the American right — more than five times as many Trump supporters reported using Fox News as their primary news outlet than those who named Facebook. And Trump support was highest among demographics whose social media use was lowest.
propoganda  vrandtruth18  deception  tv  news  media  socialnetwork 
8 weeks ago by basemaly
Say goodbye to the information age: it's all about reputation now | Aeon Ideas
[...] The paradigm shift from the age of information to the age of reputation must be taken into account when we try to defend ourselves from 'fake news' and other misinformation and disinformation techniques that are proliferating through contemporary societies. What a mature citizen of the digital age should be competent at is not spotting and confirming the veracity of the news. Rather, she should be competent at reconstructing the reputational path of the piece of information in question, evaluating the intentions of those who circulated it, and figuring out the agendas of those authorities that leant it credibility.
information  data  research  algorithm  propoganda  deception  media 
march 2018 by basemaly
Bad News
From fake news to chaos! How bad are you? Get as many followers as you can.
simulation  videogames  deception  propoganda 
february 2018 by basemaly
Digital Deceit: The Technologies Behind Precision Propaganda on the Internet
Examining the technologies behind precision propaganda and political disinformation on the internet
propoganda  deception  marketing  business  publishing 
february 2018 by basemaly
He Predicted The 2016 Fake News Crisis. Now He's Worried About An Information Apocalypse.
“What happens when anyone can make it appear as if anything has happened, regardless of whether or not it did?" technologist Aviv Ovadya warns.
socialnetwork  reality  simulation  deception  propoganda  media  vrandtruth18 
february 2018 by basemaly
'Fiction is outperforming reality': how YouTube's algorithm distorts truth
I had cleared my history, deleted my cookies, and opened a private browser to be sure YouTube was not personalising recommendations. This was the algorithm taking me on a journey of its own volition, and it culminated with a video of two boys, aged about five or six, punching and kicking one another
socialnetwork  algorithm  publishing  media  deception  conspiracy  simulation  propoganda  AI  vrandtruth18 
february 2018 by basemaly
“There could be an alliance between authoritarian states and these large, data-rich I.T. monopolies that would bring together nascent systems of corporate surveillance with an already developed system of state-sponsored surveillance. This may well result in a web of totalitarian control the likes of which not even Aldous Huxley or George Orwell could have imagined.”
politics  propoganda  deception  socialnetwork  media  business 
january 2018 by basemaly
Facebook VP: We won’t use experts to fix fake news because we’re worried about criticism | The Outline
In a completely unsurprising turn of events, the social network’s Elliot Schrage says the company is more worried about how it looks than what it actually does.
media  propoganda  socialnetwork  deception  news 
january 2018 by basemaly
Why rule by the people is better than rule by the experts | Aeon Essays
How a generation of political thinkers has underestimated the abilities of ordinary people and undermined democracy
politics  epistimology  philosophy  deception  propoganda 
november 2017 by basemaly
Russians took a page from corporate America by using Facebook tool to ID and influence voters - The Washington Post
People caught up in this web of tracking and disinformation would have had no indication that they had been singled out or that the ads came from Russians.
cyberwar  socialnetwork  russia  politics  propoganda 
october 2017 by basemaly

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