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⚡It's not Propaganda, it's Ampliganda⚡, Americans Worry about Disinformation: Inoculated Newsletter (14.10.2021)

It's not Propaganda, it's Ampliganda, Americans Worry about Disinformation, Inoculated Newsletter (14.10.2021)

Eva & Daiva @ The Inoculation

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📰News of the week:

  1. Do we need a new term to describe misinformation? How about ampliganda?

2. In the UK,  anti-vax protesters live-streamed themselves outside school gates claiming the covid jab causes cancer, infertility and death, Schools Week says.

3. In spaces where expectant mothers seek fellowship online, panic, frustration, and the predatory nature of anti-vaccine rhetoric are stark, the Sword and the Sandwich newsletter reports.

4. A survey finds that three-quarters of Americans worry at least somewhat that they have been exposed to misinformation, but only about half are similarly concerned that they’ve spread misinformation, even unintentionally.

5. ‘I hope you die’: how the COVID pandemic unleashed attacks on scientists, Nature reports.

6. Google announced a new policy Thursday prohibiting the monetization of content that contradicts the scientific consensus on climate change, according to The Hill. Is Disinformation next?

⬆️ Re-up of the week:

The disinformation age: a revolution in propaganda
Troll farms, bots, dark ads, fake news ... from Putin’s Russia to Brexit Britain, new methods are being used to change politics and crush dissent. It’s time to fight back

🎁Bonus read of the week:

Roald Dahl’s heartbreaking letter on daughter’s measles death resonates amid Washington outbreak
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📝 Opinion of the week:

NYT: What Is Facebook Worth to Us?

📲Tweets of the week:

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