Linked – Fake news, propaganda spread quickly on social media
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Linked – Fake news, propaganda spread quickly on social media

I would like all of you who participate in social media to read the following quote very carefully: “According to Durfee, social media misinformation usually spreads due to a user’s status online. If users are trusted by a group of people, their posts are more likely to be accepted and shared as truth.” When you…

Linked – Dear Colleagues, Can We Please Stop Sharing These Things?
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Linked – Dear Colleagues, Can We Please Stop Sharing These Things?

Richard Byrne writes a blog about teachers using technology. With my background in technical training, I often find some interesting things on his blog, even though I’m not a teacher. Yesterday, he asked an important question to educators: “Can we teach critical thinking and good digital citizenship practices if we don’t use them ourselves? I’m…

Linked – No One Wants to Talk About How Completely We Were Lied to
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Linked – No One Wants to Talk About How Completely We Were Lied to

Remember when social networks first came about, and the basic idea was that, as a user, you chose who you wanted to follow, and then your feed, or timeline, etc. showed you what just those people had shared, in reverse chronological order? Had they stuck with that, there would be a lot less to complain…

Linked – I Never Said That! High-Tech Deception of ‘Deepfake’ Videos
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Linked – I Never Said That! High-Tech Deception of ‘Deepfake’ Videos

I guess we just can’t believe anything anymore. “New technology on the internet lets anyone make videos of real people appearing to say things they’ve never said. Republicans and Democrats predict this high-tech way of putting words in someone’s mouth will become the latest weapon in disinformation wars against the United States and other Western…

We Have Met The Internet’s Enemy, and It is Us
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We Have Met The Internet’s Enemy, and It is Us

This is my conclusion after reading the “apology” from some of the founders of internet platforms. As an early blogger and social media fan, I too felt like these new tools would be a tremendous way to share information, learning, and connect with people to continue that learning. I still believe it is that, on…