‘They don’t care’: Facebook fact-checking in disarray as journalists cut ties

Journalists paid to help fix Facebook’s fake news problem say they have lost trust in the platform. by Sam Levin Guardian Dec 13, 2018 Brooke Binkowski is the former managing editor of Snopes, a fact-checking site that has partnered with Facebook for two years. Photograph: Dan Tuffs for the Guardian Journalists working as fact-checkers for Facebook … Continue reading ‘They don’t care’: Facebook fact-checking in disarray as journalists cut ties

The Western Public “Does Not Know,” or “Does Not Want to Know?”

by Andre Vltchek New Eastern Outlook Nov 27, 2018 We are living in an age when Western propaganda has become truly intense, even surreal. It always has been, of course, but now those who are producing it, have lost all their respect for the public. It is almost as if the propagandists were laughing amongst themselves, … Continue reading The Western Public “Does Not Know,” or “Does Not Want to Know?”

The Bad Ideas-Industrial Complex

Why must taxpayers subsidize rabidly partisan think tanks? by Mike Lofgren  Common Dreams Dec 11, 2018 One of the integral components of Beltway ecology, along with the Pentagon, intelligence spooks, contractors, and lobbyists, is the think tank. Whether it’s called a foundation, an institute or a trust, it’s not only as important as the other … Continue reading The Bad Ideas-Industrial Complex

Lessons From Chomsky

Some things I’ve learned from his writings… by Nathan Robinson Current Affairs Dec 7, 2018 It has been 50 years since Noam Chomsky first became a major public figure in the United States, after publishing his essay “The Responsibility of Intellectuals,” which argued that American academics had failed in their core duty to responsibly inquire … Continue reading Lessons From Chomsky

I’m Sorry But This Is Just Sheer Propaganda

Coverage of George H.W. Bush’s death proves Noam Chomsky’s media theory is completely true…   by Nathan J. Robinson Current Affairs Dec 9, 2018 As I read the coverage of George H.W. Bush’s death and funeral over the past week, I kept returning in my head to a quote from Noam Chomsky about the way American media … Continue reading I’m Sorry But This Is Just Sheer Propaganda

Manufacturing Truth

by CJ Hopkins Consent Factory December 3, 2018 If you’re one of the millions of human beings who, despite a preponderance of evidence to the contrary, still believe there is such a thing as “the truth,” you might not want to read this essay. Seriously, it can be extremely upsetting when you discover that there is … Continue reading Manufacturing Truth

Twelve Tips For Making Sense Of The World

by Caitlin Johnstone In an environment that is saturated with mass media propaganda, it can be hard to figure out which way’s up, let alone get an accurate read on what’s going on in the world. Here are a few tips I’ve learned which have given me a lot of clarity in seeing through the … Continue reading Twelve Tips For Making Sense Of The World