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How much misinformation are you exposed to?

“Misinformation exposure scores measure how much the politicians and public organizations you follow tend to lie (based on fact-checking their claims by PolitiFact). These scores go from 0 (none of the fact-checked claims by politicians and public figures you follow are false) to 1 (all of the fact-checked claims by politicians and public organizations you… Continue Reading

scite Smart Citations

“scite is an award-winning platform for discovering and evaluating scientific articles via Smart Citations. Smart Citations allow users to see how a publication has been cited by providing the context of the citation and a classification describing whether it provides supporting or contrasting evidence for the cited claim. scite is a Brooklyn-based startup that helps… Continue Reading

The 5 Best Sites to Find Cruelty-Free Brands

MakeUseOf: “As animal rights gain greater traction, more people are seeking to make the switch to cruelty-free products. The term “cruelty-free” means that a company’s products are not tested on animals. However, finding cruelty-free products can still be a challenge. When you mention this preference, most retail staff tend to direct you to natural, clean,… Continue Reading

Alarmed by A.I. Chatbots, Universities Start Revamping How They Teach

The New York Times – “…Across the country, university professors like Antony Aumann, a philosophy professor at Northern Michigan University, department chairs and administrators are starting to overhaul classrooms in response to ChatGPT, prompting a potentially huge shift in teaching and learning. Some professors are redesigning their courses entirely, making changes that include more oral… Continue Reading

Jan6th Committee – Social Media & the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol – Summary of Investigative Findings

Washington Post – Social Media & the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol – Summary of Investigative Findings – “…The Select Committee has also collected evidence from a high-ranking employee serving on Twitter’s Safety Policy Team on January 6th; she said that she was deeply concerned about the content that was being posted on… Continue Reading

Public Art Archive Launches New Website to Make Public Art Available for All

Cision PR Newswire: “The Public Art Archive™ (PAA) announces the launch of an expansive new website designed by digital agency Bilberrry. A project of the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF), a US Regional Arts Organization, the PAA is a singular platform for connecting with public art in any community. The site, publicartarchive.org, includes a public… Continue Reading

Sharing of misinformation is habitual, not just lazy or biased

PHYS.org: “USC researchers may have found the biggest influencer in the spread of fake news: social platforms’ structure of rewarding users for habitually sharing information. The team’s findings, published Tuesday by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, upend popular misconceptions that misinformation spreads because users lack the critical thinking skills necessary for discerning truth… Continue Reading

How you could build a search that the fediverse would welcome

Anil Dash – “Mastodon and the fediverse are clearly taking off, bringing in millions of new users, and also organically inspiring a wave of technical innovation that dwarfs all of the efforts that the bribes and empty promises of the Web3 crypto bubble couldn’t touch. I’m even enjoying having settled into a relatively permanent new… Continue Reading

Getty Images v Stability AI

“This week Getty Images commenced legal proceedings in the High Court of Justice in London against Stability AI claiming Stability AI infringed intellectual property rights including copyright in content owned or represented by Getty Images. It is Getty Images’ position that Stability AI unlawfully copied and processed millions of images protected by copyright and the… Continue Reading

A Tech News Site Has Been Using AI To Write Articles, So We Did The Same Thing Here

BuzzFeed News would like to thank ChatGPT. “Technology news outlet CNET has been found to be using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to write articles about personal finance without any prior announcement or explanation. The articles, which numbered at 73, covered topics such as “What Is Zelle and How Does It Work?” and had a small disclaimer… Continue Reading