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Turning The Ballot Box Against Republicans

 
 
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sat 26 Nov, 2022 08:57 am

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bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Sat 26 Nov, 2022 11:11 am
@Region Philbis,
Even though the menu list is fairly short.

Down the Rabbit Hole: Why People Fall for Conspiracy Theories
And how to talk to those who have fallen for falsehoods.


https://getpocket.com/collections/going-down-the-rabbit-hole-why-people-fall-for-conspiracy-theories


In partnership with
The News Literacy Project

Conspiracy theories have never felt more mainstream. From persistent falsehoods about COVID-19 and vaccines to the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, it’s clear that those who fall into echo chambers online can cause tremendous harm offline. But how—and why—is this problem so pervasive?

These are the questions we think about daily at The News Literacy Project, the leading provider of news literacy education in the U.S. Here, we’re sharing a collection of articles and podcasts to help you understand the appeal of conspiratorial thinking, and how recent events have been influenced by conspiratorial beliefs. Plus, you’ll find resources to help you talk to anyone in your life who’s fallen down the rabbit hole and needs a hand climbing out—whether they realize it or not.

News Literacy Project: “Unfortunately, many conspiracy theory believers are thrilled by the opportunity to feel like they have access to forbidden or secret knowledge—a chance to seem smarter than others. It certainly adds to the appeal, and immediately undermines the efforts of loved ones trying to pull them out.”

]NLP: “This is a super fun, interactive challenge with disinformation expert and former CIA officer Cindy Otis. You get to practice your online search skills by researching the ‘Birds Aren’t Real’ conspiracy theory.”

Birds Aren’t Real, or Are They? Inside a Gen Z Conspiracy Theory.

NLP: “Up next, this New York Times feature about ‘Birds Aren’t Real’ founder Peter McIndoe, and the Gen Z-led ‘experiment in misinformation’ about the Birds Aren’t Real movement. We also made this think sheet to examine how people view this parody conspiracy theory both inside the movement and among outside observers.”


The Great (Fake) Child-Sex-Trafficking Epidemic
Kaitlyn Tiffany
The Atlantic

NLP: “A fascinating article about how well-meaning Americans are duped into believing and supporting a cause—in this case, a conspiracy theory that was pushed through the #SaveOurChildren hashtag, and went mainstream quickly. This piece dives into the real-world rallies it spurred as well as examples of how some people will double down on their beliefs, even when confronted with evidence. The Atlantic ran this as part of their excellent Shadowland project, which dives into conspiracy thinking in America.”



Truthers: Tiffany Dover Is Dead* [LISTEN]
NBC News

NLP: “Warning: This is an unnerving podcast. We follow reporter Brandy Zadrozny as she traces the aftermath of nurse Tiffany Dover fainting after getting the Covid-19 vaccine. Online conspiracy theorists were quick to push the narrative that she died, leading Zadrozny on a six-episode journey to debunk the viral rumor and prove that Dover is, indeed, alive. Spoiler, she is.”



Death by Conspiracy? [LISTEN]
BBC

NLP: “Another riveting podcast, this one with 11 short episodes (2-14 minutes each). Reporter Marianna Spring leads an investigation into the death of Gary Matthew, showing how he was drawn into online conspiracy theories about Covid-19 and how they eventually led to his death.”



Productive Conversations Without Confrontation [WATCH]
News Literacy Project
YouTube

NLP: “In this video, our own John Silva offers advice on talking with loved ones in a time of extreme polarization. He recommends practicing PEP—Patience, Empathy, and Persistence—to help family members veer away from misinformation and conspiracy theories. This webinar—part of a series for older adults in partnership with Senior Planet from AARP—was originally delivered in time for Thanksgiving 2021, but stays true and relevant for all family gatherings.”



I Watched Hundreds of Flat-Earth Videos to Learn How Conspiracy Theories Spread
Carlos Diaz Ruiz
The Conversation

NLP: “This article effectively sums up common methods for how conspiracy theory believers construct and share their beliefs in ways that are effectively immune to debunking. As the author says, ‘While news articles can be fact-checked, personal beliefs cannot.’”



Conspiratorial Thinking Lesson [INTERACTIVE]
Checkology

NLP: “This interactive lesson from our free e-learning platform allows users to discover why people are drawn to conspiracy theories and how our cognitive biases can trick us into believing they’re real. It’s filled with practical examples and short videos to help us guard against getting involved in conspiracy theories and understand why others do.”
News Literacy Project

The News Literacy Project, a nonpartisan education nonprofit, is building a national movement to advance the practice of news literacy throughout American society, creating better informed, more engaged and more empowered individuals—and ultimately a stronger democracy. Learn more about its work at newslit.org.

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Region Philbis
 
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Region Philbis
 
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bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Fri 2 Dec, 2022 08:44 am
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bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Fri 2 Dec, 2022 08:46 am
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bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Fri 2 Dec, 2022 10:03 am
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Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Fri 2 Dec, 2022 10:27 am
@bobsal u1553115,
bobsal u1553115 wrote:

https://i.redd.it/132dpju98h3a1.png


Yup.

I've often mentioned that not all Republicans are racists and misogynist...but if you are a racist, misogynist...you probably vote Republican.
bobsal u1553115
 
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@Frank Apisa,
I'm a Republican, and it breaks my heart what has happened to the GOP. Reagan was what brings us here. I haven't had a Republican to vote for in a national office in over 30 years. The last time I voted for a Republican was for Chuck Hagel, who later became SoD for Barack Obama after being filibustered - by Republicans in the Senate. Two years earlier, I voted for Bob Kerry for the other senate seat.

Nebraska used to be a fairly bipartisan state, and it was pretty racist, too. The first black elected to the state legislature was in the 90s.
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Region Philbis
 
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Region Philbis
 
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bobsal u1553115
 
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@Region Philbis,
I can't wait until word gets around the ol' cell block water cooler about how that jackass came to lose that eye.

Cleaning a pistol.
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Region Philbis
 
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bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Mon 5 Dec, 2022 05:20 pm
Georgia GOP candidate accused of voting illegally nine times while on probation for forgery and theft

https://www.rawstory.com/brian-k-pritchard/

According to a report from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a Georgia conservative talk show host has been accused by the state of voting illegally nine times while he was still serving out a felony conviction for forgery and theft in Pennsylvania.

Brian K. Pritchard, a prominent conservative voice in North Georgia, is currently running for an open seat in the state legislature where he hopes to face the widow of former Speaker David Ralston who died last month.

However, his campaign is now faced by accusations from the Georgia attorney general's office stating Pritchard broke state law each time he voted before his sentence was completed.
Mame
 
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Reply Mon 5 Dec, 2022 06:27 pm
@bobsal u1553115,
"...while he was still serving out a felony conviction for forgery and theft in Pennsylvania"

My God. Do you just let any old person run for office? Does no one do any vetting?
bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Mon 5 Dec, 2022 08:11 pm
@Mame,
Hell, they're letting a Texan run for the Senate in Georgia.
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Tue 6 Dec, 2022 05:54 am

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< crickets >



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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Tue 6 Dec, 2022 05:57 pm

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bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Tue 6 Dec, 2022 07:01 pm
Florida Man reacts to jury verdict in NYC:













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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Wed 7 Dec, 2022 06:07 am

America has spoken...

https://iili.io/HCbvTBV.jpg

#ThanksTrump




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