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1/13 The Alzheimer's narrative seems to partially be its own theory but its success may, in part, be due to how it fits in with the villainization of Dr Anthony Fauci. These narratives are participatory.
2/13 While claims of deaths from the vaccines were dispelled much more easily, conspiracy beliefs and rumors that purport serious side effects that would take years to appear would take at least that long to disprove. novelscience.substack.com/p/alzheimers-i…
3/13 It’s an unfortunate reality because one need not supply evidence to make such a claim. The bar for science remains high while the bar for casting doubt does not exist. novelscience.substack.com/p/americ-amnes…
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One thing that #PandemicTwitter™ has convinced me of is that media literacy is a spiritual discipline we as a Church sorely need.
And you know what? The #MediaNuns are going to do something about that this summer!
The Pauline Center for Media Studies (@PaulineMediaEd) is offering two Virtual Film Retreats on the theme "Graced Encounters." Do one, the other or both! (Each session features different movies. I mean "films.")
Info and signup at pauline.org/filmretreat

#medialiteracy
If you have the time and the resources, you can work on a Certificate in Media Literacy and Faith Formation. Also available for audit.) Info and signup here: pauline.org/certificate
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This is an incredibly important #medialiteracy thread that I want to add one note to. The data collection described here is also a contributor to radicalization. In this example, the targeted content was toothpaste, but what if dude's mom had been a...
while supremacist or radical conspiracy theorist? (I'm sure she's none of those things, BTW). The algorithms don't care if they're pumping us full of toothpaste ads or filling our feeds with memes that encourage violent insurrection, they simply use the data we give them...
(willingly) to surround us with content that they've predicted we'll engage with. What's most important about this thread is the understanding that we don't have to search for that content, or erroneously click on something in order to tell the algorithms to give us more. As...
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If you’ve ever read, watched, or listened to a one-sided article, social media post, news segment, video, podcast, etc. presenting a black & white narrative and felt that something seemed off, it’s because something was. ↓
Anyone telling a black & white story is presenting only a piece of a puzzle.

Even in cases where there seem to be obvious “good guys” and “bad guys” there’s always nuance to any occurrence. ↓
There are at least two sides to every story—more if there are groups of people involved in the story or if there are witnesses.

A story lacking in nuance is nothing more than a one-dimensional story. ↓
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#MTBoS Has Germany caught up to the US in COVID-19 deaths? If you move from California to Wyoming, do you really have 3.6 times more voting power? The new #Eventmath wiki pairs current events with #math lesson plans to help students fight misinformation. Retweet for numeracy! Title: Eventmath Tagline: C...
Eventmath is a free and open resource that we build together. Interested in contributing or using lesson plans? Want to be a part of the community? You can add your Twitter handle to Community Members in this Google Doc: docs.google.com/document/d/1gt…
We have big plans, but we're starting with a humble Google Doc. If you’d like to make and share your first contribution now, we have a prioritized list of tasks. The smallest takes only a few seconds. Just head on over to the To-Do List in the Google Doc to make a difference!
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Teachers/staff: We support you.

It must be hard to watch this interview.

A good lesson for kids in #medialiteracy #civics and campaign finance reform & ethics though. #sschat #apgov

With $500 mill spent on campaign, how much could have gone to vaccines & ventilation systems?
Bloomberg said virtual learning was a joke in this interview w/ MSNBC’s @SRuhle.

Educators @heymrsbond @withCourtney helped us at PBS produce this piece in which teachers across the country shared the excellent teaching that is taking place every day.
pbs.org/newshour/extra…
@Cleavon_MD @saribethrose @Prof_Katz joined teachers & staff across the country in this PBS Zoom to let them know that they’re not going crazy, their fears are justified and to support them at a time when teacher bashing is reaching new heights.
pbs.org/newshour/extra…
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1. So Campaign Research devises this polling question [notice: "vaccine manufacturers" is not an option, and given the federal government is in charge of procurement, the choices available naturally steer the answer in one direction]...

#CdnPoli #PoliticalLiteracy #medialiteracy
2. "How could this escape quality control?", you ask. "Why would a 'reputable' polling firm go out in the field with a leading question such as this?'

Perhaps because Campaign Research is run by... Image
3. Well when such a question then gets taken up by the Toronto Star, that then uses it to comment upon the Globe and Mail doing something remarkably out of the ordinary...

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#medialiteracy thread: These are not "protestors." They're violent, avowed, white supremacist, domestic terrorists. The only accurate word news outlets should use is "terrorists." It's not a "demonstration"--journalists must report accurately as an armed insurrection/coup attempt
This coup is coming from inside the (White) House. They incited it. They welcome it. So this fascistic would-be dictator and his administration enablers did nothing to prevent it. Snipers and Nat'l Guard would've been on call if these domestic terrorists were Black/brown/Muslim.
Far right, Nazi sympathizing domestic terrorists have been promising a coup attempt for weeks, yet nothing was done in advance to prevent it. And today there was no substantive effort to quash them from breaching the Capitol, Senate floor endangering lives, liberty, democracy.
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This is an extraordinary example of who & what media serves. This media event was viewed by millions. Perhaps billions. See man who steps behind Thunberg, to the right. No one - not 1 journalist or media outlet reported on who this man was - that accompanied Thunberg EVERYWHERE.
ClimateWeekNYC was created for The Climate Group by communications specialist Callum Grieve. #WWF identifies Grieve as a co-founder of #WeMeanBusiness. Grieve was the 3rd person to respond to Rentzhog's Aug 20 2018 first Greta tweet, tagging 9 others.

#Storytelling #UN ImageImageImageImage
The Manufacturing of Greta Thunberg – for Consent: They Mean Business [Volume II, Act IV]

"If power dominated through hierarchy & coercion – the emergent "new power" model dominates w/ influence & persuasion."

wrongkindofgreen.org/2019/09/17/the…
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EdMedia + Innovate Learning -konferenssipaperimme on julkaistu, learntechlib.org/p/217404/

ja sen voi ladata kokonaisuudessaan: researchgate.net/publication/34…

Paperissa käsittelimme tutkimuksiimme perustuvia suunnitteluperiaatteita ikäihmisten medialukutaidon opettamiselle. 1/
Ikäihmisten medialukutaidon opettamisen tulisi:
•kattaa kaikki medialukutaidon ulottuvuudet,
•oltava oppijan tarpeisiin perustuvaa,
•oltava saatavilla useiden sidosryhmien kautta,
•kunnioittaa iäkkäiden ihmisten erilaisia elämänrooleja,
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•soveltaa erilaisia pedagogisia lähestymistapoja,
•sisältää vahva sosiaalinen tuki,
•olla käytännönläheistä,
•olla yksilölähtöistä,
•hyödyntää vertaisopettajia,
•korostaa osallistujien minäpystyvyyttä,
•tapahtua turvallisessa ja rauhallisessa ympäristössä,
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 11/06/2020 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2020/11/06/dai…
Health disinformation & social media: The crucial role of information hygiene in mitigating conspiracy theory and infodemics

embopress.org/doi/full/10.15…

#SocialMedia #disinformation #ConspiracyTheory #infodemics #InformationHygiene
How the Coronavirus Could Create a New Working Class

theatlantic.com/health/archive…

#compensation #PostPandemic #populism #work
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I've been receiving a lot of questions about how parents should be talking to their teens about #misinformation related to the #election. At @mediawise, I lead our Teen Fact-Checking Network, and I work with teens daily to debunk viral claims. Here are some tips
First, a look at what my teens are flagging. We're seeing a lot of out-of-context photos and memes, manipulated videos and screenshots lacking context taken from one platform and posted to another. Here are some tips you can give your teen (and use yourself):
First, have them question how the post makes them feel. Outraged? Shocked? Disgusted? Posts that are designed to spark an intense emotional reaction *could* be misinformation.
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 10/26/2020 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2020/10/26/dai…
Emerging Architectures for Modern Data Infrastructure

a16z.com/2020/10/15/the…

#infrastructure #architectures #data
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Reading first few chapters of @tomburgis new book #Kleptopia (very good so far!)

On the story arc, Och-Ziff Hedge Fund mentioned & their bribery for contracts/mines/elections in Africa.

Saw some interesting connections to #FinCENFiles current story...

#PoliticsAndMoney ImageImage
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Ziff brothers are the favourite financial bogey men of Putin/Kremlin.

#OchZiff referenced in 2016 #TrumpTower meeting challenging #Magninsky act championed by #Browder

Effectively Kremlin saying "Listen Don Junior, here's the dirt on Clinton for your Dad to use...(cont)" Image
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"Hillary is funded by Ziff Bro's / Browder & they are the real crooks! They illegally bought shares in Gazprom as foreigners, failed to pay tax due in Russia & used elaborate offshore schemes to 'loot Russian assets'"

They then counter the $230m tax fraud #Magninsky story... Image
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If you didn’t fact-check this tweet from @JimDabakis, you might be a bit confused by the news that @MittRomney plans to vote on a Supreme Court nominee.

This tweet popped up hours after RBG died Friday. Did you question it using #medialiteracy?

Sure hope ya did!

When you see someone making controversial claims -- things that make you react emotionally -- you gotta check the facts.

So how to verify this one? Look to primary sources.
@MittRomney’s Twitter is a great place to start. He tweeted his condolences Friday, but didn’t share his voting plans then.

Today @SenatorRomney (second account) put out a statement making it clear that he is willing to vote on a nominee before election day.
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STARTING NOW (11 AM Pacific) Deepfakes and the U.S. Election hosted by the University of Washington’s Center for an Informed Public in collaboration with Microsoft’s Defending Democracy Program.

aka.ms/deepfakeforum
This live event is open to the public. Image
Learn more about @UW @UW_iSchool Center for an Informed Public
cip.uw.edu
History of video deep fakes begins with porn (as so much has done) - about 2.5 years old.
@NinaDSchick
We have an implicit trust of video - as a society we have been "extremely slow" to respond to this threat.
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The news about Glee star Naya Rivera being missing is deeply saddening. It's important in times like these that we consult trusted sources before sharing information that is potentially false or misleading. #ThinkBeforeYouShare
The best advice we can give is to go directly to the source! In this case, it's the @VENTURASHERIFF who has been providing updates since the news first broke. #medialiteracy
We also encourage that you read reporting from multiple news outlets. Given that she's a public figure, multiple outlets will be reporting on this and their facts should align. Ask yourself, "what are other sources saying?" This is a question developed by @SHEG_Stanford.
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@evanderburg when you start to unpeel the public relations veneer from well-financed mainstream media campaign to impose #5G you will see there is PLENTY to worry about — & independent experts who actually know something are in sharp disagreement with #BigWireless

this .@CNN story claim:
@evanderburg @CNN

hereby challenge .@CNN to report #5Gfact: contrary to this blizzard of bland blanket corporate assurances, #BigWireless forced to admit to U.S. Senate committee hearing they aware of ***NO INDEPENDENT SCIENTIFIC STUDIES OVER #5G HAZARDS***

#MediaLiteracy
@evanderburg @CNN blumenthal.senate.gov/newsroom/press…

#BigTelecom, when actually on the griddle and presumably under oath, reluctantly admits industry is #FlyingBlind regarding human health effects.... they suspect but don’t want to know of the hazards.... #cancer #autism
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Do you see your state's name here? 👀 Then you have a primary election today! 🇺🇸 Here's a thread of videos teaching you how to vote in these states! 🗳 Image
How to Vote in Georgia
How to Vote in Nevada
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Yes, it's still an election year! 🗓 In fact, 8 states and Washington D.C. are having primary elections today. 🇺🇸Check out the following links to learn how to vote in your state! 🗳 #DC #Iowa #Indiana #Maryland #Montana #NewMexico #Pennsylvania #RhodeIsland #SouthDakota Image
For those of you who live in Washington D.C.:
#Election2020 #MVP #medialiteracy
For those of you who live in Iowa:
#Election2020 #MVP #medialiteracy
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There is a ton of #misinformation and #disinformation circulating right now about the recent police brutality protests. To make sure you’re not sharing misleading or false information, use these four fact-checking tips!
1: ASK YOURSELF THE 3 @SHEG_Stanford questions.
Who is behind the information?
What is the evidence?
What are other sources saying?
#medialiteracy
2: Are the photos you're seeing legit? Do a reverse image search to find out! #GeorgeFloydProtests #FergusonProtests #BlackLivesMatter #misinformation #factcheck
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Cellphone tower set on fire in Saint-Henri

yo .⁦@CBCMontreal⁩ .⁦@CBCAlerts

your story 👇 talks of “False narratives around #5G technology...” so by all means let’s deal with #5Gfacts & not mindlessly conflate with #C19

#cdnmedia

1/ cbc.ca/news/canada/mo…
#5Gfact

***no independent scientific studies of #5G safety have ever been conducted — #fact wireless industry reps themselves have admitted.***

this MUST be brought to public attention!!!

(it certainly has been kept quiet so far.... 🤔 yo #cdnmedia! )

#thread!

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#5Gfact

any claims of #5G safety by #BigTelecom are cynical PR distraction ploy from core threats to human health (which #BigWireless, #lobbyists & servile ‘regulator’ .@GovCanHealth — both #PHAC & #HealthCanada — refuse to acknowledge)

youtube.com/watch?v=6uE7Pr…

#cdnmedia

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CLAIM: @Poynter’s @mediawise program is a verified signatory of the International Fact-Checking Network’s code of principles.
RATING: IT'S LEGIT! 🎉🎉🎉 #journalism #factchecking #medialiteracy poynter.org/news-release/2…
It's true! We just joined the 85 fact-checking organizations that are verified signatories of the International Fact-Checking Network’s (@factchecknet) code of principles.
Here's a fun fact: We're the only organization in the #IFCN that mainly publishes fact-checks by teenagers (with editorial guidance by the @mediawise team of course!) & in social media-friendly formats.
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