articles tagged: propaganda
how social media brought us to the edge of world war 3
# tech

how social media brought us to the edge of world war 3

With an invasion of Ukraine and thinly veiled threats of nuclear war, we’re living on the edge of World War 3 thanks to Rupert Murdoch, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

social media propagandists aren’t changing minds, and that’s terrible news
# politics

social media propagandists aren’t changing minds, and that’s terrible news

The good news is that foreign disinformation trolls aren't changing people's minds. The bad news is that, as it turns out, they don't have to…

how to dive into the belly of the fake news beast
# oddities

how to dive into the belly of the fake news beast

Both Finland and the United States have a serious fake news problem, but only one of them has been successful in tacking it. How this played out is both instructive and disturbing

the habits of social media partisans: the far left rants and mocks, the far right just lies
# politics

the habits of social media partisans: the far left rants and mocks, the far right just lies

An analysis of partisan echo chambers on social media shows that the far left and the far right have unique approaches to propaganda.

from russia with trolls, or, you mad comrade?
# tech

from russia with trolls, or, you mad comrade?

Internet writer Adrian Chen decided to investigate professional trolls working for the Russian government and they played him like a fiddle.