Sunday, June 7, 2015

Something to Know - 7 June

Tom Toles

The attached link is a very long article from today's NY Times (magazine section).   It is too long to copy and paste the text, so hopefully you can get access to the site.   It is about the application of the internet and social media, and Internet websites that are used to disseminate information.   Suffice it to say that there Russian Trolls who are doing the same thing that Orson Welles did back in the 1940 with his radio broadcast which was later to known as War of the Worlds.   However, this time, the intent is not to entertain, but to give out false and dangerous information by which those in social media and Internet websites get their information - and pass it on as if it were true.   I warn you, this is a long piece, and once you start, you will not be able to leave it until you finish:


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