…acedonia it’s a sign of a growing culture of the far-right movement in the European online climate. The usage of Bannon’s image comes after he recently opened a foundation called The Movement, based in Brussels and which aims to advise and support populist forces across Europe.
A network of websites and social media pages which have been traced to Iran posted pro-Tehran articles mixed in with content taken from bona fide websites, and shared content attacking Saudi Arabia and U.S. President Donald Trump, according to the traces the operation left online.
And right as Wikipedia’s position as arbiter of truth has become most important, the dystopian forces that have laid waste to the rest of the informational landscape threaten the last, best utopian project of the first internet boom.
…nts which praise President Putin and promoting hostile narratives against western nations and NATO. In lieu of stated goals from Russian officials ahead of the summit, editorial coverage from state-owned outlets remains a solid indicator of Russia’s core interests.
In this hypervigilant state, we feel an involuntary need to defend our side and attack the other. That anxiety renders us immune to new information. In other words: no amount of investigative reporting or leaked documents will change our mind, no matter what.
As politicians have become more polarized, we have increasingly allowed ourselves to be used by demagogues on both sides of the aisle, amplifying their insults instead of exposing their motivations. Again and again, we have escalated the conflict and snuffed the complexity out of the conversation. Long before the 2016 election, the mainstream news media lost the trust of the public, creating an …