Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Tag: disinformation

How the American Legislative Exchange Council turns disinformation into law

State lawmakers introduced nearly 2,900 bills based on ALEC templates from 2010 through 2018. More than 600 of them became law.

The think tank industrial complex: Sowing doubt and disinformation

Without some kind of regulation, unaccountable think tanks will continue to obscure the truth about the issues they present to the public and offer often financially lucrative revolving doors for politicians and policymakers as they leave government service.

How disinformation could sway the 2020 election

In 2016, Russian operatives used Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to sow division among American voters and boost Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. What the...

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The truth behind “self-made” billionaires

Billionaires are not made by rugged individuals. They’re made by policy failures. And a system that rewards wealth over work.

MAGA, Tea Party’s steroidal cousin, will outlast Trump – but only by escaping primitive...

Trump finale emerges as the perfect lesson that Pride (still) Goeth Before the Fall, exposing the dangers of not knowing who you are, what you can and can't do.

The climate movement was built for a world before climate change—it’s time for a...

We need a mass movement that can deal with climate disasters by training people to both protect and mobilize their communities.

Why Brazil’s upcoming presidential election could determine the future of the Amazon

“I don’t say this lightly as a scientist, but this is the most important election ever in Brazil for the Amazon and its survival.”

‘Huge victory’: Starbucks agrees to begin contract talks with 230+ union stores

"We've been ready to bargain since day one," said one union leader, "but now we're operating together on a national level to make sure all of our voices are heard, together."