"ADL H.E.A.T. Map is the first-of-its-kind interactive and customizable map detailing extremist and anti-Semitic incidents around the nation. ADL experts in its Center on Extremism developed this unique visualization with data points extracted from information sources including news and media reports, government documents (including police reports), victim reports, extremist-related sources, Center on Extremism investigations and more."
This is a very good video essay about the use of disinformation as a weapon by the KGB. Especially interesting, needless to say, given what's happening around the world in the last couple of years.
Everytime I hear someone I know who's reasonably smart and educated say something along the lines of "you don't know who to believe anymore"* regarding the news media, I am filled with a sense of dread over the effectiveness of these campaigns.
Of course the answer is: "You should believe the news organizations that have been around for decades, have a staff of proffesional journalists, and excellent track record; not the crap you receive over WhatsApp or Facebook from questionable sources".
“Like many Jewish journalists who reported on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, I spent the 2016 election being harassed by a motley crew of internet racists who coalesced around the future president. They sent me threats, photoshopped me into gas chambers and hurled an uncreative array of anti-Semitic slurs my way.”
Act 1. Obama's 2012 "red line" blunder sent a clear message that Assad/Putin can do whatever they please in Syria and the US won't do anything about it.
Act 2. Trump's bizarre infatuation with Putin plus it's non-interventionist rhetoric sends an even clearer message that Assad/Putin can do whatever they please in Syria and the US won't do anything about it.
Re: Elections tomorrow, in case you have not voted early.
This is not about some of the most commonly discussed issues disqualifying Trump to be president (i.e. racism, sexism, demagoguery, etc.).
This is about Trump's stance on nuclear weapons and NATO. I don't think Trump being president means nuclear war. But I do believe that his stance of these issues are yet another example of how incredibly, deeply unprepared he is to be president of the United States.
Major candidate to US presidency tweets an image with stereotypical antisemitic imagery and ...
a) Does it knowingly.
b) Is so ignorant that does not realize why it's bad.
c) Does not lose any votes over it.