Interesting stuff on how to verify digital content. Authored by leading journalists from the BBC, Storyful, ABC, Digital First Media and other verification experts, the Verification Handbook is a groundbreaking new resource for journalists and aid providers. It provides the tools, techniques and step-by-step guidelines for how to deal with user-generated content (UGC) during emergencies. You'll [...]
Category: Information War
In this category we dive right in to the dark side. This category collects any of the things and methods that are used when someone steps out of the straight-forward, open and honest marketplace of ideas. Here we are interested in the use of covert military operations, deception, confusion, disinformation and other such means to [...]
Waterboarding ourselves a better world?
“We tortured some folks.” Barack Obama On third of December 2014 the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence declassified and released a 500-page portion of their massive report confirming the use of torture by the United States Central Intelligence Agency, CIA. The incidents reported in this document took place between 2001 and 2006. The “interrogation methods” [...]
How to know if a news source is fair and balanced?
The media bias In an earlier article titled "The Art of Bullshit" I attempted to list the most common methods of dishonest communication, often used by the propagandists to persuade the public. In that same piece I mentioned different biases such as one-sided selection of stories and the great Confirmation Bias from which no-one is completely [...]