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You Are Not So Smart. Ex-Facebook president Sean Parker: site made to exploit human 'vulnerability' Facebook’s founders knew they were creating something addictive that exploited “a vulnerability in human psychology” from the outset, according to the company’s founding president Sean Parker.

Ex-Facebook president Sean Parker: site made to exploit human 'vulnerability'

Parker, whose stake in Facebook made him a billionaire, criticized the social networking giant at an Axios event in Philadelphia this week. Now the founder and chair of the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, Parker was there to speak about advances in cancer therapies. However, he took the time to provide some insight into the early thinking at Facebook at a time when social media companies face intense scrutiny from lawmakers over their power and influence.

Why Trying New Things Is So Hard to Do. Beyond the Self: Conversations between Buddhism and Neuroscience (MIT Press): Matthieu Ricard, Wolf Singer: 9780262036948: Amazon.com: Books. Terra - The Point - FULL.mp4. We Become What We Behold by Nicky Case! WE BECOME WHAT WE BEHOLD a game about news cycles, vicious cycles, infinite cycles This silly game was created by me, Nicky Case, in two months! Open thread for night owls: False news gets around Twitterworld before truth can get its pants on. If Twitter seems to you like a cesspool of falsity, you’re obviously not alone.

Open thread for night owls: False news gets around Twitterworld before truth can get its pants on

And now you’ve got science to back confirm that view. Research shows that the amount of fakery on the social media site is stunning, even when the Russian and other bots are sorted out. Not just the amount, however. Science published a study by MIT researchers Thursday that found false news spreads faster on Twitter than real news does. Real concerns about fake news and staged photos. How can you run news items and comment on false news (A challenge to Facebook’s reach and power is overdue, 9 December), while the front page of the very same edition bears a false photo of the US president-elect cavorting with, apparently, Ku Klux Klan members?

Real concerns about fake news and staged photos

Donald Trump may or not be a supporter of this organisation and they in turn may or may not be supporters of his. But the clear message of the photo, without any prominent indication that it is false, presents unambiguous positive answers to these implied questions. I fly no flag for Trump, whatever the answers are in truth, but as a signed-up supporter of your publication’s objective of “producing quality, independent journalism, which discovers and tells readers the truth”, I would have expected better of you. Or are we all (subscribers, supporters, casual front page headline readers) supposed to know the speciality of Alison Jackson’s work? David GarrettBristol • Fake news is of very real concern. The corporate media ignores the rise of oligarchy. The rest of us shouldn't.

The rapid rise of oligarchy and wealth and income inequality is the great moral, economic, and political issue of our time.

The corporate media ignores the rise of oligarchy. The rest of us shouldn't

Yet, it gets almost no coverage from the corporate media. How often do network newscasts report on the 40 million Americans living in poverty, or that we have the highest rate of childhood poverty of almost any major nation on earth? How often does the media discuss the reality that our society today is more unequal than at any time since the 1920s with the top 0.1% now owning almost as much wealth as the bottom 90%? How often have you heard the media report the stories of millions of people who today are working longer hours for lower wages than was the case some 40 years ago? Avertissement de redirection. Brené Brown on How to Reckon with Emotion and Change Your Narrative. By Brené Brown / oprah.com/ Aug 19, 2015 My husband, Steve, and I were having one of those days.

Brené Brown on How to Reckon with Emotion and Change Your Narrative

That morning, we'd overslept. Charlie couldn't find his backpack, and Ellen had to drag herself out of bed because she'd been up late studying. Omar Ismail's answer to I am white. That's all you know about me. Am I privileged based on that alone and assuming I am, should I feel guilt and what should I do about it? - Quora. The 8 White Identities. One of the axioms of the Left is that America was created by “White racists” (a redundant term for the Left), and that this “regime” must be overthrown.

The 8 White Identities

Apparently the types of White people who exist in this “regime” can only range from “White Supremacist” to “White Traitor” and “White Abolitionist”, the later of which involves “[c]hanging institutions, dismantling whiteness, and not allowing whiteness to reassert itself.” This is the standard manichean view of the Left: You are either on the side of the “oppressor”, or you are dedicated to smashing said “oppressor”. Even “White Supremacist” as they describe it is nothing more than someone who values Western Civilization and that civic heritage that is the basis for America, regardless of race, rather than someone who believes that non-Whites are genetically inferior to the “Aryan” race. Thou shalt not bore.

Noam chomsky necessary illusions thought control in democratic societies. List of fallacies - Wikipedia. Because of their variety of structure and application, fallacies are challenging to classify so as to satisfy all practitioners.

List of fallacies - Wikipedia

Fallacies can be classified strictly by either their structure or content, such as classifying them as formal fallacies or informal fallacies, respectively. The classification of informal fallacies may be subdivided into categories such as linguistic, relevance through omission, relevance through intrusion, and relevance through presumption.[1] On the other hand, fallacies may be classified by the process by which they occur, such as material fallacies (content), verbal fallacies (linguistic), and again formal fallacies (error in inference). In turn, material fallacies may be placed into the more general category of informal fallacies, while formal fallacies may be clearly placed into the more precise category of logical (deductive) fallacies. Faulty inferences in deductive reasoning are common formal or logical fallacies. Formal fallacies[edit] See also[edit]

Need to be right translation. How technology disrupted the truth. One Monday morning last September, Britain woke to a depraved news story.

How technology disrupted the truth

The prime minister, David Cameron, had committed an “obscene act with a dead pig’s head”, according to the Daily Mail. “A distinguished Oxford contemporary claims Cameron once took part in an outrageous initiation ceremony at a Piers Gaveston event, involving a dead pig,” the paper reported. Piers Gaveston is the name of a riotous Oxford university dining society; the authors of the story claimed their source was an MP, who said he had seen photographic evidence: “His extraordinary suggestion is that the future PM inserted a private part of his anatomy into the animal.” The story, extracted from a new biography of Cameron, sparked an immediate furore. It was gross, it was a great opportunity to humiliate an elitist prime minister, and many felt it rang true for a former member of the notorious Bullingdon Club. Kruger-opie-call-for-more-transparency-in-moca-resignation-letter-600x399.jpeg (JPEG Image, 600 × 399 pixels) Prurience. Prurience questions our understanding of the effects of porn to ask whether we’re in the grip of a real addiction or a moral panic?

Prurience

Best known for his experiential performances, including Office Party, VIP, The Dresser and The Frozen Scream, as well as creating the legendary Tina C and Ida Barr, Christopher Green is first and foremost an entertainer. Arcola Theatre. Chinese artist Lin Bo’s harrowing story of imprisonment has the world standing to attention.

Arcola Theatre

His fame, however, is short-lived, as an American publisher begins to question the authenticity of his story. The strange case of Fox News, Trump and the death of young Democrat Seth Rich. In the early hours of Sunday 10 July 2016, Seth Rich, a 27-year-old digital campaigner with the Democratic National Committee, was walking home after a long night at his favorite Washington sports bar, Lou’s City.

He was in no hurry, chatting for more than two hours on the phone to his girlfriend. At 4.19am, he told her he was almost at his door and had to go. Seconds later, gunshots rang out. A minute after that, police arrived to find Rich lying on the ground just a block from his apartment, still alive but fading fast, with two bullet wounds in his back. He died in hospital a few hours later.

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Website ideas. The Evolution of Trust. Timeline: Everything We Know About Russia and President Trump. Of the Jan. 6, 2017, meeting, when Comey told Trump about the infamous Steele dossier, Trump said: “He shared it so that I would think he had it out there” as leverage against Trump. Of the Feb. 14, 2017, meeting, when Trump said he hoped Comey could see his way to “letting Flynn go,” Trump said: “He said I said ‘hope’ — ‘I hope you can treat Flynn good’ or something like that.

I didn’t say anything. Stephen Colbert’s Joyful Return to Political Comedy. During this election cycle, it has often felt as though the country’s politically inclined late-night talk-show hosts have been sitting in the wrong chairs, or else sadly absent altogether. Sure, John Oliver is in the right spot, hectoring gleefully at HBO. Rollingstone. Our nine-point guide to spotting a dodgy statistic. Tories refuse to deny Rupert Murdoch role in Michael Gove's cabinet return.

The government has refused to deny that Rupert Murdoch asked Theresa May to reappoint Michael Gove to the cabinet or face a bad press in his newspaper titles, insisting that cabinet roles are selected on “merit and experience”. Tom Watson, the deputy Labour leader, wrote to May last month to inquire whether Murdoch had sought any influence over cabinet appointments and Gove’s future. In the government’s response, Damian Green, the first secretary of state, did not address Watson’s questions about Murdoch directly but said that decisions about cabinet and ministerial roles were taken by the prime minister alone.

Green said in a letter: “All those appointed by Her Majesty the Queen to cabinet and ministerial roles are selected by the prime minister based on their merit and experience, drawing on each member’s best talent. The decision is the prime minister’s alone. Your email raised the important issue of transparency about meetings with senior media executives. Hullabaloo. Breaking News and Analysis.

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Tom Watson asks May: did Murdoch request Gove's return to cabinet? The Labour deputy leader, Tom Watson, has written to Theresa May asking if Rupert Murdoch asked her to reappoint Michael Gove to the cabinet or face bad press in his newspaper titles. Gove’s shock return as environment secretary comes a little over a year after May fired him as justice secretary following his ill-fated attempt to lead the Conservative party.

This hurts my brain... “Positive Attitude” Bullshit: On the dangers of “radical self-love” – Posse. Daniel Patrick Moynihan - Wikipedia. Early life and education[edit] 12 pspi lewandowsky et al misinformation. Watch/Listen. Bastardi Uhlmann and Ross Wishful Thinking. 12 pspi lewandowsky et al misinformation. Research List. Frost/Nixon: A Dishonorable Distortion of History. Europe has been working to expose Russian meddling for years. RIGA, Latvia — As the United States grapples with the implications of Kremlin interference in American politics, European countries are deploying a variety of bold tactics and tools to expose Russian attempts to sway voters and weaken European unity.

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Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends On It - Ian Leslie. The trap: What happened to our dream of freedom? - Recherche Google. Fake it to make it: a history of TV shams. DEBATES. Derren Brown Secrets Revealed. Psychological attachment to ideology. Divided brain. La carga del escepticismo. ¿Qué es el escepticismo? Fallacies. Bullshit. The social brain: allowing humans to boldly go where no other species has been. The free will. Movement /show references.

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What Values & Beliefs are needed to live a good life. Www.whywork.org/rethinking/whywork/abolition.html. Dieci errori concettuali in materia di libero arbitrio.