BEST ways to reduce misinformation online

There has always been misinformation. Older, less-educated men have always been grumpy as their privileged lives eroded. #curmudgeons

The internet gives voice to their wrongheadedness. Businesses like FOX News found a way to make money off them. The Republican Party and others around the world found ways to motivate them to vote.

Axios CEO Jim VandeHei offers 4 ways to reduce #FakeNews:

  1. Politicians … Stop using the term “fake news.”
  2. Media … Ban your reporters from doing anything on social media — especially Twitter — beyond sharing stories. Snark, jokes and blatant opinion makes people skeptical of your factual stories.
  3. Social Media companies … Radically self-regulate, or allow government regulation to stanch, the flow of disinformation …
  4. One thing is for sure: The current self-policing isn’t cutting it.
  5. YOU … Quit sharing stories without even reading them. Quit tweeting your every outrage. Quit clicking on garbage. Spend a few minutes to verify the trustworthiness of what you read.

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World Sustainable Development Goals

Thinking BIG PICTURE.

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were the eight international development goals for the year 2015 that had been established following the Millennium Summit of the United Nations in 2000, following the adoption of the United Nations Millennium Declaration.

All 191 United Nations member states at that time, and at least 22 international organizations, committed …

As of 2013, progress towards the goals was uneven. …

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) replaced the MDGs in 2016.

related – Kofi Annan, former UN secretary general, dies

2.7 million Americans have served in Iraq, Afghanistan

Have American tax payers got their money’s worth?

In early October the Afghan war will be 17 years old. What’s been gained by the West intervening?

Would Afghanistan be better off now if they’d been left alone to solve their own problems?

The Pentagon’s failed campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan left a generation of soldiers with little to fight for but one another.

War Without End

Pfc. Richard Dewater was killed in an ambush.

Trump is a toddler

I question whether or not the G7 is worth the cost and trouble.

On the upside, in 2018 a $3bn pledge for girls’ education was announced.

AND I’m pleased some world leaders stood up to the irrational egomaniac. You have to call out this kind of stupidity. Even if you suffer consequences. Trump won’t be around forever.

Trump by the numbers after 500 days

Donald Trump, toddler President, is the worst politician that ever happened to the USA. I’m embarrassed for the nation. 🤨

Fiscally conservative Economist Magazine put together stats on 11 key economic indicators. The numbers aren’t all bad. Yet.

Tracking America in the age of Trump

The Ugly American

I’m definitely a “Liberal”

Fiscally conservative Economist magazine put together a succinct video explaining the word Liberal.

The first truly Liberal government was the USA. In 2018 Canada and France are good examples.

USA under Trump in 2018 is run by a few billionaires and rich corporations funding the GOP.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.