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The Demise Of Dissent: Why The Web Is Becoming Homogenized

The Demise Of Dissent: Why The Web Is Becoming Homogenized
Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, In other words, we'll be left with officially generated and sanctioned fake news and "approved" dissent. We've all heard that the problem with the web is fake news, i.e. unsubstantiated or erroneous content that's designed to mislead or sow confusion. The problem isn't just fake news--it's the homogenization of the web, that... Read More

How Facebook & Google Threaten Public Health… And Democracy

How Facebook & Google Threaten Public Health… And Democracy
Authored by Roger McNamee, op-ed via The Guardian, The sad truth is that Facebook and Google have behaved irresponsibly in the pursuit of massive profits. And this has come at a cost to our health... In an interview this week with Axios, Facebook’s original president, Sean Parker, admitted that the company intentionally sought to addict users and expressed regret at... Read More

Is “Fake News” The New ‘Conspiracy Theory’?

Is “Fake News” The New ‘Conspiracy Theory’?
Via The Daily Bell, Barack Obama on fake news: ‘We have problems’ if we can’t tell the difference The US president denounced the spate of misinformation across social media platforms, including Facebook, suggesting American politics can be affected. -Guardian Is fake news the new “conspiracy theory.” We’ve read that it may be, and it seems likely to us. That’s because... Read More