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Mon Jul 29, 2019, 02:35 PM

Finland is winning the war on fake news. What it's learned may be crucial to Western democracy

By Eliza Mackintosh, CNN
Video by Edward Kiernan, CNN

Helsinki, Finland (CNN) – On a recent afternoon in Helsinki, a group of students gathered to hear a lecture on a subject that is far from a staple in most community college curriculums.

Standing in front of the classroom at Espoo Adult Education Centre, Jussi Toivanen worked his way through his PowerPoint presentation. A slide titled “Have you been hit by the Russian troll army?” included a checklist of methods used to deceive readers on social media: image and video manipulations, half-truths, intimidation and false profiles.

Another slide, featuring a diagram of a Twitter profile page, explained how to identify bots: look for stock photos, assess the volume of posts per day, check for inconsistent translations and a lack of personal information.

The lesson wrapped with a popular “deepfake” — highly realistic manipulated video or audio — of Barack Obama to highlight the challenges of the information war ahead.

https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2019/05/europe/finland-fake-news-intl/

While here in the US, do they do this.....................not that I am aware of, if any teachers are on this thread or site, maybe they can inform us...............................because today, the traitor said he went down to "ground zero" to do more deflection of his treason ............

Hey asshole I worked on the plane that crashed in PA........................did you work on it...........................

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turbinetree Jul 29 OP
blueinredohio Jul 29 #1
asiliveandbreathe Jul 29 #2
State the Obvious Jul 29 #3

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Mon Jul 29, 2019, 02:39 PM

1. We really need this!

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Mon Jul 29, 2019, 03:23 PM

2. As I was reading through articles at Just Security I came across this effort

https://www.justsecurity.org/65125/the-early-edition-july-29-2019/


A group of Senate Democrats introduced a bill Friday intended to limit the impact of foreign influence campaigns during elections, citing the findings of Mueller’s probe, which noted that between 2013 and 2018 a Russian “troll farm” created accounts on social media platforms and shared content that reached around 126 million Americans.

The Digital Citizenship and Media Literacy Act would create a grant program at the Department of Education “to help educate the public on how to identify misinformation on social media platforms,” Maggie Miller reports at the Hill
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Perhaps a conference with Jussi Toivanen, andhis presentation could be of some value..just sayin'

Sponsored by Amy Klobuhar

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/116/s2240

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Mon Jul 29, 2019, 05:30 PM

3. The Digital Citizenship and Media Act

I hope this bill will be discussed in the debates. It would be an excellent rallying point in which all Democratic candidates CAN unite. Yes, I said, UNITE. Currently, Republican spin and media are predicting a circular firing squad. (Realistically, isn't that expected in ANY political debate? ......candidates positioning themselves for a win.)

Although I DO want to hear how candidates differ, I also want to hear them speak to their similarites....and in strong support together for this particular issue.

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