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Conspiracy and War on Sensemaking

1min Read: Opinion: Conspiracy and War on Sensemaking

You would be amiss to have not noticed there is a war on our ability to make sense of the world going on right now. The information wars are raging in the western world. The war on reality, the war on facts and the idea of fake news and “alternative facts” has become prevalent.

Trump is the most obvious and outspoken spokesperson for this, but he is not working alone, and it is not only the far right that that is adding to…

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Estimated 4 minutes read: Controlling the Narratives and the Weaponization of Language in 2020 

It doesn’t take a behavioural linguistic analysis of government's narratives and the systems of control of information around Covid-19 to see what is going on. 

Even using the words/labels “Covid-19” or “CoronaVirus” could, and probably will get this article flagged and suppressed when posted on social media and in search engine…

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Estimated 3 minutes read: Coronavirus Information Overload: facts, information, misinformation and disinformation how do we make sense of which is which?  

The times we live in are riddled with information overload. From the mass media outlets that are arguably "real news", even though they are famed for their clickbait headlines, through to fake news. Government and health authority information sites and those from trusted sources being ignored whilst social media posts from some…

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Algorithms decide so much about our lives that we are not even aware of. You might not think this important until one affects your life.
Not knowing how the decisions are made and with what bias it was written is just…
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Even as the firms of his current and former campaign managers took pay cuts, Trump funneled another $251,409 into his own cash registers last month.


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Exclusive: Guardian analysis prompts calls for new drive to combat conspiracy theories


“Engagement with anti-vaccine posts on a sample of UK Facebook pages trebled between July and August, analysis by the Guardian has found, triggering calls for a…
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Most businesses want to get a return on their investment in the soonest possible time, charities, not for profits,…

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Individuality

We are all different and because of that, we all see the world in our own unique way as we delete, distort and generalise what we take in based on our cognitive biases. Yet in many ways we are predictable and…

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The initial onslaught of hype, panic and surge in consultants offering advice on GDPR up to its official launch in May 2018 certainly made it feel, to marketers at least, like a massive constraint in marketing. We had just gotten used to phrases…

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Simple Financial Support for SME's

Business today can be tricky and sometimes you need the financial support to make the right investment in technology or infrastructure to maximise on the opportunities when they come. On this site, we do not offer financial advice but we do put you in touch with the lenders who can and who specialises in helping small and medium-sized businesses in the UK. 

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United Kingdom, 2020 AD. Algorithms decide so much about our lives that we are not even aware of. You might not think this important until one affects your life. Not knowing how the decisions are made and with what bias it was written is just part of the problem. It’s only when algorithmic decisions affect a lot of people lives, like in the exam debacle in the UK, that it comes on the radar. Under current UK law you can, under GDPR, take action to “not to be subject to a decision based…
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Exclusive: Guardian analysis prompts calls for new drive to combat conspiracy theories “Engagement with anti-vaccine posts on a sample of UK Facebook pages trebled between July and August, analysis by the Guardian has found, triggering calls for a major new push to tackle conspiracy theories.” There are at least two worrying strands to this story; 1) the uplift and proliferation of “misinformation” being spread freely and virally inside social media. With those behind the theories profiting…
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Another piece of coronavirus misinformation is making the rounds. Here’s how to sift through the muck. Why does misinformation in this time of need of clear concise thought keep going viral about this virus? https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2020/09/coronavirus-origins-misinformation-yan-report-fact-check-cvd/…
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Black Lives Matter: 3 words that shouldn’t need saying in 2020 but sadly do 

After witnessing the horrible death of George Floyd at the hands of a sadistic police officer, as we all have, on social media, the Black Lives Matter movement and subsequent protests have ricocheted around the world.  

As a white male, I am not even going to begin to pretend I understand the lived experience of people of colour either in my home country, the UK, or the US. What I do know is that I am…

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