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[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited from my diigo]


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[The BBC description is of course horrendous, because the worst part of this video is how the dad handles it, but the video is great.


The Trump Presidency – The failboat edition.

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Ho99o9 (Horror) – United States of Horror – Punk HipHop, they say they are influenced by CRASS among other bands.


Make America Misogynistic Again – “I removed the original headlines from these misogynistic advertisements and replaced them with quotes that Donald Trump said about women.”

Internet warriors: inside the dark world of online ‘trolls’ – “Why do people vent such toxic opinions online? Filmmaker Kyrre Lien spent three years travelling the world to find out who these anonymous ‘internet warriors’ are and why they do it”

Russia: The Conspiracy Trap | by Masha Gessen – “Russiagate is helping him—both by distracting from real, documentable, and documented issues, and by promoting a xenophobic conspiracy theory in the cause of removing a xenophobic conspiracy theorist from office.”

Trump’s Ramped-Up Bombing in Yemen Signals More Aggressive Use of Military – “Trump’s week-long blitz in Yemen eclipsed the annual bombing total for any year during Obama’s presidency.”

The Truth About the WikiLeaks C.I.A. Cache – “WikiLeaks seems to have a playbook for its disinformation campaigns. The first step is to dump many documents at once — rather than allowing journalists to scrutinize them and absorb their significance before publication. The second step is to sensationalize the material with misleading news releases and tweets. The third step is to sit back and watch as the news media unwittingly promotes the WikiLeaks agenda under the auspices of independent reporting.”

The CIA Didn’t Break Signal or WhatsApp, Despite What You’ve Heard – “Contrary to the clear implication from these journalists and news sources, the documents WikiLeaks published do not appear to show any attack specific Signal or WhatsApp, but rather a means of hijacking your entire phone, which would of course “bypass” encrypted chat apps because it thwart virtually all other security systems on the device, granting total remote access to the CIA.”

WikiLeaks Releases Trove of Alleged C.I.A. Hacking Documents – “the WikiLeaks release said that the C.I.A. and allied intelligence services had managed to bypass encryption on popular phone and messaging services such as Signal, WhatsApp and Telegram. According to the statement from WikiLeaks, government hackers can penetrate Android phones and collect “audio and message traffic before encryption is applied.””

World War Meme – “How a group of anonymous keyboard commandos conquered the internet for Donald Trump—and plans to deliver Europe to the far right.”

The Clickbait Presidency – “The Donald Trump conspiracy-theory feedback loop is only going to get worse.”

How leftwing media focus on far right groups is helping to normalize hate – “How leftwing media focus on far right groups is helping to normalize hate”

Did Cambridge Analytica influence the Brexit vote and the US election? – “A debate is raging. Can behavioural profiling influence elections or is it a hyped technology, albeit with major consequences for privacy?”


Sicherheitsrisiko Jongen – “Zum Schluss der Mitteilung heisst es, das Podium würde für die TeilnehmerInnen ein Sicherheitsrisiko darstellen und einen Polizeieinsatz nötig machen. Sicherheitsrisiko Jongen: Die Gessnerallee bestätigt unfreiwillig, was ihr von Anfang an hätte klar sein müssen.”

Verschwörungstheorien als Ergebnis des freien Internets – “Lorraine Daston, Direktorin am MPI für Wissenschaftsgeschichte in Berlin, plädiert für eine Regulierung von Informationen – damit Lügen und Propaganda nicht weiter überhandnehmen.”

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