“Coup mentality president” | Folha de S. Paulo Editorial

Folha de S. Paulo, 19 July, 2022 Bolsonaro bargains with Congress for freedom to attack democracy; this has to end The President of Brazil is working hard to destroy the periodic elections in the country. As his success is unlikely, his second line of fire is to disrupt national civic life, which does not exclude… Continue lendo “Coup mentality president” | Folha de S. Paulo Editorial

The Replacement Conspiracy Inspiring Mass Shootings | Vice News

This is how racist conspiracy theory and emerging tech platforms have combined to create the template for a chilling new form of gamified live streamed far-right terror https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PfZlxhvdkM The Great Replacement Theory has fuelled the world’s deadliest white supremacist terror attacks – but what exactly is it? And how has it leaked into mainstream politics?… Continue lendo The Replacement Conspiracy Inspiring Mass Shootings | Vice News

The Most Dangerous Conspiracy Theory in the World | Truth Hurts

The internet has been accused of wrecking many things over the years – print media, Blockbuster and privacy, for instance. One thing it definitely hasn’t killed, though, is the antisemitic conspiracy theory. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7o3bVInA2A In fact, the internet is breathing new life into ideas that have been doing the rounds – sometimes causing mass murder –… Continue lendo The Most Dangerous Conspiracy Theory in the World | Truth Hurts

Fake news, propaganda, and conspiracy theories – The fight against disinformation | DW Documentary

Public opinion is growing more polarized by the day. States and corporations are all working to define just what their "truths” may be. Can anything be done to stop disinformation? Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter, among others, have become the biggest propaganda machines in history. They reach billions of people, and exert more power and influence… Continue lendo Fake news, propaganda, and conspiracy theories – The fight against disinformation | DW Documentary

This family reported their son to national security authorities over QAnon | Four Corners

QAnon follower Tim Stewart's an old friend of Australian prime minister Scott Morrison. His family reported him to the national security hotline https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3ol1aUN_Go Four Corners / By Louise Milligan, Jeanavive McGregor and Lauren Day, 13 Jun 2021 The family of a man who has been friends with Prime Minister Scott Morrison for decades and follows… Continue lendo This family reported their son to national security authorities over QAnon | Four Corners

“Esoteric Gatherings” – Benjamin TEITELBAUM

I SPENT DECEMBER 2018 AT HOME IN BOULDER PLAYING catch-up with events that had taken place on the global political stage during the past months. This was the time of midterm congressional elections in the United States, and the Democrats had taken the House of Representatives but failed to wrest control of the Senate from… Continue lendo “Esoteric Gatherings” – Benjamin TEITELBAUM

How anger, faith and conspiracy theories fuelled the trucker convoy | The Fifth Estate

Our investigation reveals how months of planning drew convoys to Canada’s capital, leading to an unprecedented weeks-long occupation of some streets around Parliament Hill. It spawned spinoff protests across the country and around the world. The protests were ostensibly about a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for truckers, but 90 per cent of Canadian truckers are vaccinated.… Continue lendo How anger, faith and conspiracy theories fuelled the trucker convoy | The Fifth Estate

Conspirituality: How Wellness Became a Gateway for Misinformation | CBSN Originals

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqvGU9o2bGI The wellness community has long embraced alternative approaches to health. But when the COVID-19 pandemic struck, the combination of a quest for answers, distrust of mainstream souces, influencers co-opting conspiratorial phrases and hashtags, and social media algorithms built to keep people scrolling created a perfect storm of misinformation. A new CBSN Originals documentary, in… Continue lendo Conspirituality: How Wellness Became a Gateway for Misinformation | CBSN Originals

Fact vs. fake – why don’t we trust science any more? | DW Documentary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5UPnuSTRjA Asbestos, climate change, 5G, coronavirus - the public is caught in a battle for the truth. Science is being manipulated and undermined to sway opinion and create doubt. What are the mechanisms behind it all? Never has scientific knowledge seemed so vast, detailed and widely shared. And yet it appears to be increasingly challenged.… Continue lendo Fact vs. fake – why don’t we trust science any more? | DW Documentary