Facebook’s newest so-called ‘fact checkers’ are climate deniers paid by the Koch corporation

Editor's note: This is an example of why you will not find an O Society site on Facebook. There is no effort made on social media to get the "news" information distributed on these platforms to corroborate with what we see in reality. Facebook spreads propaganda the way a hooker spreads STDs and for the … Continue reading Facebook’s newest so-called ‘fact checkers’ are climate deniers paid by the Koch corporation

Behind the Ilhan Omar Outrage Lies the Suppressed History of 9/11

Trump’s demagogic ploy with the freshman lawmaker raises the more serious question of who and what led to the “Day of Planes." by Max Blumenthal Consortium News edited by O Society April 21, 2019 As Donald Trump sharpens his re-election messaging, he has sought to make a foil out of freshman Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar, … Continue reading Behind the Ilhan Omar Outrage Lies the Suppressed History of 9/11

The Way Americans Worship Sports Heroes Versus the Way We Treat Intellectuals Speaks Volumes About US

The difference between the way Americans regard athletes versus “intellectuals” is a touchstone for how we see ourselves by Kareem Abdul Jabbar Guardian edited by O Society April 17, 2019 On 19 April 1980, more than 50,000 Parisians marched through the streets to mourn the loss of one of their own. Was it for a famous … Continue reading The Way Americans Worship Sports Heroes Versus the Way We Treat Intellectuals Speaks Volumes About US

Calling Bullshit: Is More Information Making Us Less Reasonable?

by James McWilliams Pacific Standard edited by O Society April 17, 2019 A class on "calling bullshit" offered at the University of Washington teaches the proliferation of algorithms and data makes misinformation more widespread. To prepare themselves for future success in the American workforce, today's college students are increasingly choosing courses in business, biomedical science, engineering, … Continue reading Calling Bullshit: Is More Information Making Us Less Reasonable?

Surveillance Capitalism Is Destroying Our Freedom and Our Intimacy

Surveillance capitalism is doing to human nature what industrial capitalism has done to our planet. LAUREN WALKER / TRUTHOUT by Eve Ottenberg Truthout edited by O Society April 12, 2019 For Google, Facebook, Twitter and their ilk, ad revenues are sacred. As Shoshana Zuboff observes in her new book, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, users are not tech companies’ … Continue reading Surveillance Capitalism Is Destroying Our Freedom and Our Intimacy

How Big Tech Built the Iron Cage

Shoshana Zuboff’s “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism” explains how Big Tech came to dominate our lives. written by Alex Ross  New Yorker edited by O Society April 9, 2019 A decade ago, the residents of the English village of Broughton, in Buckinghamshire, formed a human chain to block an intruder. A car with a camera … Continue reading How Big Tech Built the Iron Cage

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

DEAR EDITOR: I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, ‘If you see it in THE SUN it’s so.’ Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus? VIRGINIA O’HANLON. 115 WEST NINETY-FIFTH STREET. VIRGINIA, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected … Continue reading Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus