Infopacalypse Now

This is one of the most important topics for the Martial Citizen today. Recognizing the ability to twist and malign information to fit a certain agenda is the new norm in “News”. Please, Stay truly Informed and Don’t be Fooled!

 

He Predicted The 2016 Fake News Crisis. Now He’s Worried About An Information Apocalypse.

“What happens when anyone can make it appear as if anything has happened, regardless of whether or not it did?” technologist Aviv Ovadya warns.

 

In mid-2016Aviv Ovadya realized there was something fundamentally wrong with the internet — so wrong that he abandoned his work and sounded an alarm. A few weeks before the 2016 election, he presented his concerns to technologists in San Francisco’s Bay Area and warned of an impending crisis of misinformation in a presentation he titled “Infocalypse.”

The web and the information ecosystem that had developed around it was wildly unhealthy, Ovadya argued. The incentives that governed its biggest platforms were calibrated to reward information that was often misleading and polarizing, or both. Platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Google prioritized clicks, shares, ads, and money over quality of information, and Ovadya couldn’t shake the feeling that it was all building toward something bad — a kind of critical threshold of addictive and toxic misinformation. The presentation was largely ignored by employees from the Big Tech platforms — including a few from Facebook who would later go on to drive the company’s News-Feed integrity effort.

 

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Crusader Corner: Terrorist Who Killed Police Officer In France Had Been In Prison For Recruiting Terrorists

Combine this story with the story of the Orlando Shooter being interviewed 3 Times by the FBI and not even being put on a “Caution” list and I would say our Counter-Terrorism efforts across the globe are SUCKING RIGHT NOW, BIG TIME. And we all know the pathetic reason why no action was taken by Law Enforcement in Both Cases: They were all scared of being labeled an “Islamophobe”. It’s sickening, but it’s TRUE. Political Correctness helped kill those 49 people in Orlando and this Police Commander and his wife in France, and it will continue to KILL people until someone has the BALLS to say enough is enough and start sealing the borders and deporting these scumbags back to their flea holes.-SF

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An ISIS-linked news agency claimed Monday that the man who attacked and killed a French police officer and his wife in a Paris suburb was acting on behalf of the militant group, though French officials told Le Monde they were still investigating the motivation for the attack.

ISIS’s Amaq news agency cited an unnamed “source” as saying the attacker carried out the attack on ISIS’s behalf. The wording was similar to a statement released by Amaq in the wake of the shooting attack in Orlando over the weekend.

The attacker, a French national identified as 25-year-old Larossi Abbala, was convicted in 2013 as part of what was described at the time by French prosecutors as an al-Qaeda linked logistics cell that recruited and helped transport French fighters to Afghanistan and Pakistan for training. He was sentenced to three years in prison.

Released in 2015 after serving just under two and half years, Abbala was then added to a watch list of people believed to be terror threats and tagged for monitoring by domestic intelligence agencies and the national police, according to French officials speaking to the local media. This was confirmed to BuzzFeed News on Tuesday by a lawyer who represents the victims of terror attacks in France and Tunisia. The attorney spoke on the condition of anonymity, as they are involved in a current court case linked to the 2013 arrests.

With an estimated 11,000 names currently on the French watch list, French and European Union authorities have repeatedly stressed that it is impossible to track all of the names at all times, according to a French intelligence official interviewed last month in Paris. It takes around 20 trained police officers to monitor a single person around the clock, leaving the job well outside the capabilities of any democracy, the official continued.

French media identified the police officer as 40-year-old commander Jean-Baptiste Salvaing, while his wife was identified by the office of President François Hollande as an employee of the Interior Ministry. Her name was not made public.

Salvaing was stabbed to death outside his home in Magnanville on Monday, according to Pierre-Henry Brandet, an Interior Ministry spokesman who briefed reporters at the scene. The attacker then retreated into the home where he found Salvaing’s wife and a 3-year-old child. When French elite police commandos stormed the house, they found the wife and the attacker dead.

“The toll is a heavy one,” Brandet told reporters. “This commander, this police officer was killed by the individual … [and] we discovered the body of a woman. The assailant, the criminal was killed. Thankfully, a little boy was saved. He was in the house. He’s safe and sound. He was saved by police officers.”

Although officials said police killed the attacker when they stormed the residence, it was unclear how the woman was killed, or what the couple’s precise relation was to the rescued child.

Hollande condemned the attack as an “odious act.”

“Light will be shed on the circumstances of this abominable drama whose investigation, under the authority of justice, will determine the exact nature,” he said in a statement.

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