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How to Defraud Democracy 0 (0)

2019-09-15T09:55:11-04:00

There are still major cybersecurity vulnerabilities facing the 2020 U.S. presidential election, in part because the election system is based on faith instead of evidence. Foreign attackers could target voter-registration rolls and election machinery to either influence the outcome or sow chaos and doubt. The worst-case scenarios could result in an unprecedented constitutional crisis. www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-to-defraud-democracy

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#PlaidShirtGuy Tyler Linfesty removed from Trump rally after viral facial expressions – The Washington Post 0 (0)

2018-09-08T16:10:31-04:00

Tyler Linfesty, a 17-year-old high school senior, found himself standing behind Trump at the "Make America Great Again" rally in Billings, Mont. — Read on www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/09/08/i-had-be-real-plaidshirtguy-removed-trump-rally-after-viral-facial-expressions/

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Ivan Ilyin, the Philosopher Behind Putin’s Russia 0 (0)

2018-06-23T14:17:43-04:00

Ilyin thought that “the factual world doesn’t count. It’s not real.” In a restatement of gnostic theology, he believed that “God created the world but that was a mistake. The world was a kind of aborted process,” because it lacks coherence and unity. The world of observable facts was, to him, “horrifying…. Those facts are

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FEED THE MACHINE 0 (0)

2018-06-17T17:06:54-04:00

Newsweek and the race to fill Google with suicide news www.theverge.com/2018/6/12/17448816/newsweek-anthony-bourdain-seo-headlines-suicide-contagion

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The Strange Failure of the Educated Elite 0 (0)

2018-05-29T06:34:36-04:00

Those dimwitted, stuck up blue bloods in the old establishment had something we meritocrats lack — a civic consciousness, a sense that we live life embedded in community and nation, that we owe a debt to community and nation and that the essence of the admirable life is community before self. The meritocracy is here

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Trump vs. the “Deep State” 0 (0)

2018-05-16T04:56:17-04:00

How the Administration’s loyalists are quietly reshaping American governance. Midway through its second year, Trump’s White House is at war within and without, racing to banish the “disloyals” and to beat back threatening information. Bit by bit, the White House is becoming Trump’s Emerald City: isolated, fortified against nonbelievers, entranced by its mythmaker, and constantly

The Psychology Of Fake News 0 (0)

2018-03-29T04:27:56-04:00

In a paper published in March in the journal Science, David Lazer, Matthew Baum and 14 co-authors consider what we do and don't know about the science of fake news. They define fake news as "fabricated information that mimics news media content in form but not in organizational process or intent," and they go on to discuss problems

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