Alicia Wanless

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How to figure out which cognitive biases are screwing up your decisions

The basic concept of an "average" implies that 50% of people will be below average, and 50% of people will be above average.<p>However, when you ask people if they're below or above average when it comes to any particular skill (e.g., driving or singing in tune), far more people will rate themselves …

Turkey Fines Twitter For Not Removing 'Terrorist Propaganda'

The microblogging site received a $51,000 fine.<p>Turkey's communications technologies authority, the BTK, has fined micro blogging site Twitter 150,000 lira ($51,000.) for not removing content it says is "terrorist propaganda", a BTK official told Reuters on Friday.<p>He did not give further details on …

Propaganda is here to stay. Is there a museum willing to tackle its complexity?

Last February, jihadists in Iraq released video of themselves gleefully smashing statues in the Mosul Museum near the capital city of the ancient Assyrian empire. The grotesque assault on art that the vandals claimed to be "idolatry" went viral, seen around the world by onlookers likewise horrified …

19th Century

How to Win a Propaganda War

Lots of folks criticize PM Justin Trudeau about being more about style than substance (see his Vogue pics), but the style can be substance. How …

American plumber sues after his van ends up in jihadi propaganda video

<b>An American man is suing after his truck bearing his company logo appeared in a jihadi propaganda video.</b><p>Mark Oberholtzer, the owner of Mark-1 …

RT exposed in leaked video: Watch how evil 'Kremlin propaganda bullhorn' REALLY works

Corruption, military style uniforms, trucks of cash, a bear and the feeling of fear and despair in the eyes of expats such as Peter Lavelle and …

Chinese Communist Party release bizarre English-language propaganda music video about their Five Year Plan

The video is about the thirteenth Five Year Plan, and it features bright colours and an incredibly catchy, cheerful tune<p>If you're feeling ready to get hyped about the Chinese Communist Party's Five Year Plan after President Xi Jinping's visit to the UK, then this video is the thing to watch.<p>It's …

First world war 'corpse factory' propaganda revealed: archive, 26 October 1925

<b>26 October 1925:</b> British intelligence chief claims fabricated diary was to be hidden on dead German soldier<p><i>Rumours abounded throughout the first world war that the German army operated ‘corpse factories’ – Kadaververwertungsanstalten – in which the bodies of their soldiers were rendered down for</i> …

Theresa May’s draft Investigatory Powers bill contains highly intrusive powers<p>An arresting image of GCHQ – the government’s communications headquarters in Cheltenham – occupied the front page of the <i>Times</i> last week to inaugurate the paper’s unprecedented, but entirely controlled, access to the …

Surveillance

This photographer was astonished to find his photo in ISIS propaganda

Photographer Brian McCarty came across something completely unexpected earlier this year.<p>Since 2012, he has worked on a project called WAR-TOYS. The idea was to articulate children’s firsthand accounts of war.<p>“Even when you look at war, you can read all the studies and statistics you want and you …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Russian Propaganda: 'The Weaponization of Information'

When a Russian news outlet edited the U.S. ambassador into a picture of an opposition rally, the U.S. Embassy countered by editing the ambassador …

The apps giving hospitals a cutting edge

<b>Hospitals have long relied on the trusty pager to alert doctors to an emergency. But the technology now looks embarrassingly primitive in the age of the multimedia smartphone.</b><p>So some healthcare start-ups are looking at ways to improve how doctors and nurses communicate, care for patients and manage …