Whitley Strieber has been a member of the PEN American Center for many years. Offered here is their excellent guide to recognizing COVID-19 disinformation. PEN America’s Guide on COVID-19 and Disinformation March 25, 2020 Building Media Literacy Skills During a PandemicAs the coronavirus pandemic heightens nerves, disinformation—defined as information being
The value of social media has been incalculable in its ability to connect millions of people around the globe, but like all powerful tools this force appears to have been weaponized to serve the interests of individuals and organizations seeking to influence netizens for their own gain by using automated
A recent post on Sputnik News reports that DNA testing on samples from the controversial three-fingered Nazca mummies is currently being conducted by researchers at the Russian National Research University in St. Petersburg. Although the more human-like mummy, nicknamed "Maria" by the researchers in Peru, has a chromosome arrangement similar to that of a normal human, the mummy still exhibits decidedly non-human features, such as three fingered hands and feet, and was found in the company of not only the mummy of an infant, but also a cadre of two-foot tall mummies that definitely could not be described as human.