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Snopes 'Fact Checker' Retracts 60 Articles After Co-Founder Caught Plagiarizing Them. Take a breath.

Snopes 'Fact Checker' Retracts 60 Articles After Co-Founder Caught Plagiarizing Them

Release the tension in your body. Place attention on your physical heart. Breathe slowly into the area for 60 seconds, focusing on feeling a sense of ease. Click here to learn why we suggest this. David Mikkelson, the co-founder of Snopes, has long presented himself as an arbiter of truth online. As a result of the recent discovery, Snopes VP of Editorial and Managing Editor Doreen Marchionni suspended Mikkelson from his duties pending “a comprehensive internal investigation.”

Snopes’ editorial staff condemned Mikkelson’s behavior in a separate statement signed by eight current writers. “We strongly condemn these poor journalistic practices…we work hard every day to uphold the highest possible journalistic and ethical standards.” This investigation has revealed that what goes on inside Snopes may not be as rigorous as one thought. If journalists take days or weeks to churn our well investigated pieces, how can fact checkers debunk them in a matter of hours?

Julian Assange Writes A Letter Back To Collective Evolution. The Facts:Julian Assange has responded to a letter I sent to him in Belmarsh prison on behalf of Collective Evolution.Reflect On:Can we see that the case of Julian Assange is a microcosm of humanity's struggle to retain and expand its inherent freedoms?

Julian Assange Writes A Letter Back To Collective Evolution

We are in a particularly important time in human history. After millennia of being told what to do by unimaginably powerful rulers as though we were young children clinging to parental authority (and we were, for the most part), the majority of humanity (i.e. those not in the highest echelons of the ruling class) are being offered a choice: take control of our destiny or continue to consent to our ever-increasing enslavement. The signs are out there for all to see–all those, that is, who have the slightest desire to look beyond the naive and childish perception that continues to be promulgated by mainstream media.


Data Breach. This Is How Your Fear and Outrage Are Being Sold for Profit. One evening in late October 2014, a doctor checked his own pulse and stepped onto a subway car in New York City.

This Is How Your Fear and Outrage Are Being Sold for Profit

He had just returned home from a brief stint volunteering overseas, and was heading to Brooklyn to meet some friends at a bowling alley. He was looking forward to this break — earlier that day he had gone for a run around the city, grabbed coffee on the High Line, and eaten at a local meatball shop. When he woke up the next day exhausted with a slight fever, he called his employer. Within 24 hours, he would become the most most feared man in New York. His exact path through the city would be scrutinized by hundreds of people, the establishments he visited would be shuttered, and his friends and fiancée would be put into quarantine. Dr. This did not stop a media explosion declaring an imminent apocalypse. The physical damage done by the disease itself was small. Those billions were parlayed directly into advertising revenue. You will lose this battle. The War for Your Attention. The Rise and Fall of Wikipedia. Media Theorised - 5 Profound Lessons in Media Literacy.

By The Listening post / Mar 7, 2017 Now more than ever, we cannot take news media at face value – we need tools to read media critically, strategies to discern how information works.

Media Theorised - 5 Profound Lessons in Media Literacy

This is what inspired The Listening Post’s project: Media Theorised. We’ve taken key works of five thinkers from around the world – theorists located in the space between the cosmopolitan centre and the 'global south'. Roland Barthes, French philosopher; Noam Chomsky, American linguist and political activist; Stuart Hall, Jamaican-British cultural historian; Marshall McLuhan, Canadian academic; Edward Said, Palestinian-American literary historian. Incredible Animation Summarises Noam Chomsky's 5 Filters of the Mass Media Machine. What If Everything You Were Ever Taught Was A Lie? There is a war going on right now and it doesn’t involve guns or the military industrial complex.

What If Everything You Were Ever Taught Was A Lie?

It’s a war on consciousness and most people are clueless that it even exists. Education or Indoctrination? Ultimately, the education system can be blamed for feeding us propaganda and forcing us to regurgitate it so we can “fit in” with the rest of society. 9/11 Explosive Evidence – Experts Speak Out. Public Broadcasting Station, Colorado Public Television (, have courageously thrust themselves at the forefront of our nation’s public service media network.

9/11 Explosive Evidence – Experts Speak Out

CPT12 recently aired this powerful and controversial film as a featured premium during their Summer fundraising campaign. The PBS national website then posted the re-broadcast which quickly became one of their “Most Watched” as well as “Most Shared” programs on PBS. We are approaching the 11th year since that fateful day in September and more and more people are becoming aware that they haven’t gotten the whole story on 9/11.

Over 1700 architects & engineers are leading the way at AE911TRUTH, with dozens of additional professionals joining them in this documentary to put their careers on the line in their demand for a new independent investigation. Source Leave Comments Comments. Here's A 5-Minute Video That'll Make You Rethink Our Entire News Media Circus. The first picture won a prize and the second one became controversial.