Information Warfare

Misinformation

Fake Arguments On Fake News

While the authenticity verifiers marshalled across platoons of fact checkers might well be thinking they are doing us a service, nothing ever replaces the sceptical reader who covers multiple sources to identify an account and question it.  Never just read lines, but between them; never just accept news, but monitor its content and those who produce it.

Spy scandal for Trump

A New Russian Scandal For Donald Trump

Relations between Russia and the US have been hit by yet another spy scandal, and this one is rather unusual. The presence of agents is declared by the countries they are sent to rather than the countries that send them. However, the presence of a senior level mole who worked in Moscow is not being officially recognised by Washington.

Jeffrey Epstein

Conspiracy, Death And Jeffrey Epstein

Within minutes of news about his death in a Manhattan jail cell Saturday morning, theories spread with pestilential vigour. Who did it?  MSNBC host Joe Scarborough was not giving anyone time to wonder.  “A guy who had information that would have destroyed rich and powerful men’s lives end up dead in his jail cell.  How predictably … Russian.”

Tulsi Gabbard vs Google

Tulsi Gabbard vs Google Goliath

The Tulsi Gabbard presidential campaign has filed a major law suit against Google.  This article outlines the main points of the law suit and evidence the social media giant Google has quietly acquired enormous influence on public perceptions and has been actively censoring alternative viewpoints.

Libra

Facebook, Funny Money And Libra

Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency generated more than a smattering of interest last month when its early-access code made its way to GitHub. By the end of the month, it had been “saved” by some 10,000 users, while a 1,000 clones of the codebase were also generated, very much in a playful effort to test its reliability.