No. Tidying Up is not joyful but another misuse of Eastern ideas

Header image: Jennifer Garner Uses Marie Condo Tidying Up to Sparkle Joy by Amy Olberding Aeon Feb 18, 2019 Inspired by an episode of Tidying Up with Marie Kondo on Netflix, I cleaned my dresser drawers this weekend. It was a generally satisfying way to shirk work duties (the reason I watched Netflix in the first place). Yet, … Continue reading No. Tidying Up is not joyful but another misuse of Eastern ideas

A Guide to Russian Propaganda: WhatAboutIsm Controls the United States

The Russian propaganda machine produces endless streams of fakes and manipulative stories. While at times they may seem outrageous or silly, they are far from being random. Russian propaganda for both domestic and foreign audiences follows techniques that stem from Goebbel’s times. Ultimately, it is a weapon of war. In our series A guide to … Continue reading A Guide to Russian Propaganda: WhatAboutIsm Controls the United States

New AI fake text generator writes George Owell fiction and is too dangerous to release to the public

The Elon Musk-backed nonprofit company OpenAI declines to release research publicly for fear of misuse by Alex Hern Guardian Feb 14 2019 The AI wrote a new passage of fiction set in China after being fed the opening line of Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell (pictured). Photograph: Mondadori/Getty Images The creators of a revolutionary AI system that can … Continue reading New AI fake text generator writes George Owell fiction and is too dangerous to release to the public

The Problem Is Not “Fake News.” It’s the Constant Noise Drowning Out the News.

William Rivers Pitt Truthout Feb 9, 2018 I put my head in a blender quite completely by accident on Thursday morning, and I’m still trying to get my legs back under me. It started just after 6:00 a.m. when I made the enormous unforced error of turning on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” Co-host Joe Scarborough and Washington Post … Continue reading The Problem Is Not “Fake News.” It’s the Constant Noise Drowning Out the News.

How To Understand The Difference Between Fact And Narrative

by Cailin Johnstone Feb 4, 2019 A politician can run a flawless campaign, say all the right things from a place of authenticity, hold wildly popular positions and an impeccable public record, but if they say things which upset the powerful, the narrative can be reshaped to paint them as crazy, incompetent, unelectable, treasonous, or … Continue reading How To Understand The Difference Between Fact And Narrative

Tulsi Gabbard Is Driving The MainStream Media Bat Shit Crazy

by Caitlin Johnstone Feb 7, 2019   When Tulsi Gabbard announced her plans to run in the 2020 presidential election, I predicted that it would disrupt war propaganda narratives and force a much-needed conversation about US interventionism, but I didn’t realize that it would happen so quickly, so ubiquitously, and so explosively. Gabbard officially began … Continue reading Tulsi Gabbard Is Driving The MainStream Media Bat Shit Crazy

NBC News Relies on Firm Just Caught Fabricating Russia Data for the Democratic Party to Claim Russia Supports Tulsi Gabbard

by Glenn Greenwald Intercept Jan 3, 2019 https://twitter.com/TulsiGabbard/status/1092558059300442117 NBC NEWS PUBLISHED a predictably viral story Friday, claiming “experts who track websites and social media linked to Russia have seen stirrings of a possible campaign of support for Hawaii Democrat Tulsi Gabbard.” But the whole story was a sham: The only “expert” cited by NBC in support of its key … Continue reading NBC News Relies on Firm Just Caught Fabricating Russia Data for the Democratic Party to Claim Russia Supports Tulsi Gabbard