6 types of misinformation circulated this election season

Claire Wardle in the Columbia Journalism Review. All annotations in context. The New Yorker’s Sasha Frere-Jones called Twitter a “self-cleaning oven,” suggesting that false information could be flagged and self-corrected almost immediately. We no longer had to wait 24 hours for a newspaper to issue a correction.   Jeff Jarvis wrote over the weekend, we need to be careful…

Technologies for 21st Century democracy

D-CENT project (Decentralised Citizens Engagement Technologies) that has been working to transform democracy – helping movements, cities and political parties to build technologies, methods and tools that can make the democratic system work for 21st century aspirations. D-CENT is a Europe-wide project creating open, secure and privacy-aware tools for direct democracy and economic empowerment. A federated architecture –…