Free Speech Is Killing Us There has never been a bright line between word and deed. Yet for years, the founders of Facebook and Twitter and 4chan and Reddit — along with the consumers obsessed with these products, and the investors who stood to profit from them — tried to pretend that the noxious speech prevalent on those platforms wouldn’t metastasize into physical violence. In the early years of this decade, back when people associated social media with Barack Obama or the Arab Spring, Twitter executives referred to their company as “the free-speech wing of the free-speech party.” Sticks and stones and assault rifles could hurt us, but the internet was surely only a force for progress. No one believes that anymore. Having spent the past few years embedding as a reporter with the trolls and bigots and propagandists who are experts at converting fanatical memes into national policy, I no longer have any doubt that the brutality that germinates on the internet can leap into the world of flesh and blood. Nothing.
SIFT (The Four Moves) So if long lists of things to think about only make things worse, how do we get better at sorting truth from fiction and everything in-between? Our solution is to give students and others a short list of things to do when looking at a source, and hook each of those things to one or two highly effective web techniques. We call the “things to do” moves and there are four of them: Stop The first move is the simplest. STOP reminds you of two things. First, when you first hit a page or post and start to read it — STOP. Second, after you begin to use the other moves it can be easy to go down a rabbit hole, going off on tangents only distantly related to your original task. Please keep in mind that both sorts of investigations are equally useful. Investigate the source We’ll go into this move more on the next page. Now, you don’t have to do a Pulitzer prize-winning investigation into a source before you engage with it. Find trusted coverage Do you have to agree with the consensus once you find it?
'Fiction is outperforming reality': how YouTube's algorithm distorts truth It was one of January’s most viral videos. Logan Paul, a YouTube celebrity, stumbles across a dead man hanging from a tree. The 22-year-old, who is in a Japanese forest famous as a suicide spot, is visibly shocked, then amused. Paul, who has 16 million mostly teen subscribers to his YouTube channel, removed the video from YouTube 24 hours later amid a furious backlash. The next day, I watched a copy of the video on YouTube. The answer was a slew of videos of men mocking distraught teenage fans of Logan Paul, followed by CCTV footage of children stealing things and, a few clicks later, a video of children having their teeth pulled out with bizarre, homemade contraptions. I had cleared my history, deleted my cookies, and opened a private browser to be sure YouTube was not personalising recommendations. “I’m going to post it on YouTube,” said a teenage girl, who sounded like she might be an older sibling. Lately, it has also become one of the most controversial. It was a curious response.
INFO ou INTOX °23 : Comment détecter les manipulations graphiques sur une photo Sur Internet, une image vous interroge, vous avez des doutes sur sa véracité : c'est un bon début. Mais prouver que cette image a été manipulée, c'est encore mieux. Dans cet épisode de Info ou Intox, nous présentons un outil en ligne gratuit qui permet de repérer les retouches dans une image. On les appelle les outils "Forensics" (forensiques en français). Ils permettent de mener l'enquête et d'analyser graphiquement si une photo a subi une modification avec un logiciel de retouche photo. Dans cette vidéo, ,notre journaliste Alexandre Capron montre comment utiliser un de ces outils que vous pourrez retrouver : en installant le plugin InViden vous rendant à cette adresse : Reveal Mklab ou Fotoforensics "Pour maîtriser cet outil, il faut s'entrainer !" Pour bien utiliser cet outil, il est nécessaire de voir plusieurs exemples. Pour revoir tous les épisodes de Info ou Intox, cliquez sur l'image ci-dessous :
La Cina e il cyberesercito di distrazione di massa Mancano 2 giorni al Wired Next Fest. Pubblicato Spesso ci si concentra nel comprendere in cosa consistano esattamente censura e controllo di massa. Un nuovo studio dell’università di Harvard torna a mettere sotto la lente il caso di studio più eclatante del pianeta, quello cinese. Cosa fanno? I dati sono stati raccolti da email trafugate dal dipartimento dedicato alla propaganda su internet del distretto di Zhanggong, nella provincia dello Jiangxi. Poi non rimane loro che mettersi i vestiti di astuti argomentatori da social, costruendo temi e discussioni in grado di spostare il fuoco verso lidi più graditi. Sono fatti provati e testimoniati che raccontano come, al di là della Grande Muraglia Digitale, il Golden Shield Project, il controllo dell’opinione pubblica – specialmente in una fase come quella attuale, fatta di una progressiva mutazione finanziaria ed economica del Paese e di inedite tensioni – continui a essere centrale. “Il controllo in Cina è enorme, più di quanto si pensi.
That Uplifting Tweet You Just Shared? A Russian Troll Sent It Internet trolls don’t troll. Not the professionals at least. Professional trolls don’t go on social media to antagonize liberals or belittle conservatives. They are not narrow minded, drunk or angry. Professional trolls, on the other hand, are the tip of the spear in the new digital, ideological battleground. On August 22, 2019, @IamTyraJackson received almost 290,000 likes on Twitter for a single tweet. The purpose of the Tyra account, we believe, was not to spread heartwarming messages to Americans. We’ve spent the past two years studying online disinformation and building a deep understanding of Russia’s strategy, tactics, and impact. Professional trolls are good at their job. Disinformation operations aren’t typically fake news or outright lies. As good marketers, professional trolls manipulate our emotions subtly. This tweet didn’t seek to anger conservative Christians or to provoke Trump supporters. Accounts like @IamTyraJackson have continued @PoliteMelanie’s work. Volume 0%
Fifty Shades of Fake. Le jour des fous et des mensonges. Et les 364 autres. Nous avons passé le 1er Avril que quelqu'un, sur Facebook ou Twitter je ne sais plus, a rebaptisé "Journée des Fake News". C'est en effet, comme il le faisait remarquer, la seule journée dans l'année où nous nous demandons si une information est vraie avant de la partager. C'est aussi la seule journée où l'on se targue avec gourmandise d'avoir propagé des Fake News avant que l'on ne réadopte, dans pareille situation et pour les 364 jours un quart restants, la posture contrite de l'enfant pris les mains dans le pot de confiture. Le jour des fous et des mensonges. Telles sont deux des appellations de cette fête du faux à travers le monde. Une fête qui se pare naturellement de nouveaux atours quand le faux est devenu l'une des préoccupations majeures des 364 jours restants au point que les gouvernements se mettent en tête de légiférer. La première raison est celle de l'architecture technique. Fenêtre sur cour. "The point is not that huge numbers of people used Google Reader. Briseurs de pub.
Anti vax movement: Russian trolls fueled anti-vaccination debate in U.S. by spreading misinformation on Twitter, study finds Russian Twitter trolls have attempted to fuel the anti-vaccination debate in the U.S., posting about the issue far more than the average Twitter user last year, a study out of George Washington University has found. The "sophisticated" bots shared opinions from both sides of the anti-vaxxer debate, which took the U.S. by storm and prompted tech companies to crack down on the spread of misinformation surrounding vaccinations. In the study, professor David Broniatowski and his colleagues say the Russian trolls' efforts mimic those used in the past. Such trolls ramp up controversial issues in the U.S. by inflating different viewpoints, the study says. The U.S. is in the midst of the worst measles outbreak in the country in 25 years. Health officials say misinformation and anti-vax messages have led more people to avoid vaccination, allowing the disease to spread. "These outbreaks are due to the anti-vaccine movement," Dr.
The Plot to Subvert an Election: Unraveling the Russia Story So Far On an October afternoon before the 2016 election, a huge banner was unfurled from the Manhattan Bridge in New York City: Vladimir V. Putin against a Russian-flag background, and the unlikely word “Peacemaker” below. It was a daredevil happy birthday to the Russian president, who was turning 64. In November, shortly after Donald J. Police never identified who had hung the banners, but there were clues. The Kremlin, it appeared, had reached onto United States soil in New York and Washington. For many Americans, the Trump-Russia story as it has been voluminously reported over the past two years is a confusing tangle of unfamiliar names and cyberjargon, further obscured by the shout-fest of partisan politics. But to travel back to 2016 and trace the major plotlines of the Russian attack is to underscore what we now know with certainty: The Russians carried out a landmark intervention that will be examined for decades to come. And there is a plausible case that Mr. As Mr. Mr. Whether Mr.