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Freight and Salvage

2050 Addison St.
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States

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February 2018

Why Is the Information Revolution So Scary?

February 21 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Freight and Salvage, 2050 Addison St.
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Does the truth matter anymore? For the past several years - but especially since the 2016 US presidential election - Russian hackers, the mainstream media, social media platforms, conspiracy theorists, Twitter bots, U.S. intelligence agencies, and unscrupulous businesses have all been blamed for polluting our information sources with fake news and deceptive information. Anyone can publish anything - sometimes influencing elections, entrapping minors, setting off international crises - and often making money on the side (through advertising). Meanwhile our computers…

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