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If you are heading to the polls today, it might be worth saving your state’s hotline number on your phone now. #voterintimidationisillegal #voterintimidationhotlines If you are heading to the polls today, it might be worth saving your state’s hotline number on your phone now. #voterintimidationisillegal #voterintimidationhotlines https://www.facebook.com/103626624451616/posts/210689693745308/
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Top expert says Biden taking pandemic ‘seriously’, leading spokesman for president to accuse doctor of political bias You need to vote him out, he whose name is not even worth speaking as to do so just adds to his “Branding” The US needs a president that takes this pandemic seriously. That doesn’t name call and blame others but steps up, take firm action and takes responsibility. I am far from a conservative but in the UK, as much as I despise the man and what he represents, Boris is at least doing something. Albeit late. But he is doing something and all through his government has provided support to those whose jobs are at risk and more. Has it been perfect? Far from it. Has it been free from corruption, deceit or ineptitude? No quite the opposite. But I appreciate this is a very challenging situation to try to manage and try to do the right thing. But one of the simplest things to do is to acknowledge it, warn people about how serious it is and take some kind of action. He who shall not be named can’t even do that. And now he has the blood of hundreds of thousands of lives on his hands. If you haven’t already vote. And vote him out. #vote https://www.facebook.com/103626624451616/posts/210325700448374/
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Called the “closest thing Silicon Valley has to a conscience,” by The Atlantic magazine, Tristan Harris spent three years as a Google Design Ethicist develop... This is important https://youtu.be/OaTKaHKCAFg https://www.facebook.com/103626624451616/posts/210018390479105/
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"Take Back Your Attention" is a short compilation with clips from several Rebel Wisdom films, and featuring visuals from the recent Netflix film with Trastan... Time to take back control of your attention ? https://youtu.be/GyHxau5CaIc https://www.facebook.com/103626624451616/posts/208059110675033/
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Shropshire County Council has given money that was intended to help businesses struggling because of COVID...to fox hunting groups. While shops on our high streets close their doors, aid that's meant to help them weather the Covid-19 crisis has gone to fund cruel bloodsports instead. Animal welf... This is beyond disgusting from a local county council in Shropshire giving money meant for struggling business has been given to fox hunting groups #shropshire https://www.facebook.com/103626624451616/posts/207413587406252/
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A Russian disinformation campaign designed to undermine and spread fear about the Oxford University coronavirus vaccine has been exposed by a Times investigation.Pictures, memes and video clips This will never stop. Fake news and propaganda are a way of the world now and we need to learn to utilize our sense making and critical thinking skills to analyze what comes before us. Especially on social media and even from our friends and family who may repost (albeit innocently) something that comes from a rogue source. #FakeNews https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/russians-spread-fake-news-over-oxford-coronavirus-vaccine-2nzpk8vrq https://www.facebook.com/103626624451616/posts/206131390867805/
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At first glance, fake news and false memories appear to be separate phenomena. But they have much in common as dangerous sources of misinformation. This article argues that fake news generates false memories, which in turn leads to flawed decision-making. Ignoring this interplay amplifies risk for i... Really interesting article here with an actual usable and tangible solution to weeding out fake news and it’s impact in our personal lives #behavioraleconomics https://www.facebook.com/103626624451616/posts/205498407597770/
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Critics describe the guidance as "sinister", while a minister says it allows for a "curriculum that reflects diversity of views". "This is another step in the culture war and this drift towards extreme Conservative authoritarianism is gaining pace and should worry anyone who believes that democracy requires freedom of speech and an educated populace." https://www.facebook.com/103626624451616/posts/201889961291948/
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Polluters and their agents in government want to finalize as many environmental rollbacks as possible before the presidential election. The race is on my the Trump administration to cut back on environmental protection while they can. https://www.facebook.com/103626624451616/posts/201738254640452/
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Here’s how to keep your iPhone or Android smartphone safe... Why you should not save photos sent to you via iMessager, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, WhatsApp or other platforms. https://www.forbes.com/sites/zakdoffman/2020/09/27/why-you-should-stop-saving-photos-from-your-imessage-whatsapp-and-android-messages/#78018cc84ff5 https://www.facebook.com/103626624451616/posts/201727164641561/
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United Kingdom, 2020 AD.

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 solely on automated processing.” And because of this Ofqual, who regulate education in the UK, has to take quick and direct action to solve the exam results fiasco. However, please do not sit too comfortably; as the UK comes under more pressure with Brexit looming and negotiations underway this government is also considering loosening the UK internet and data protection laws in a deal with the US. A deal where GDPR will potentially be scrapped. https://www.openrightsgroup.org/blog/how-i-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-love-the-algorithm/ https://www.facebook.com/103626624451616/posts/201031838044427/
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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 financially from them. And 2) the drive to suppress the freedom of speech, differing view points etc as calls for government and platform led censorship is discussed. Somehow we need, globally, to be able to balance the two. On the one hand misinformation could cost lives and on the other censorship that squashes anything but the “official” narrative is a form of dictatorship. We can’t expect to fully understand the complexity of issues through memes and social media posts. https://www.facebook.com/103626624451616/posts/200157001465244/
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