Category «Propaganda»

Foreign actors targeted Facebook users during Australian 2019 election, thinktank finds

The foreign affairs minister, Marise Payne, used a major foreign policy speech last week to warn about the dangers of disinformation – a challenge she said was highlighted during the Covid-19 pandemic, when false information had the potential to cost lives. Source: Foreign actors targeted Facebook users during Australian 2019 election, thinktank finds | Australia …

Blackbirds: Australia’s hidden slave trade history: The racism that brought Australian South Sea Islanders here, and the racism that tried to send them back | The Monthly

Like much else about the Islander story, the mass graves across Queensland and northern NSW do not just tell of brutalisation and neglect. Some of them are unheralded markers of quiet defiance. One of Davis’s most forceful memories from childhood is of Islander men choosing to die, and to be buried, on their own terms. …

The NYT Admits Key Falsehoods That Drove Last Year’s Coup in Bolivia: Falsehoods Peddled by the U.S., its Media, and the NYT

Bolivia’s three-term left-wing President, Evo Morales, was forced by the country’s military and police forces to flee to Mexico after Morales, the prior month, had been officially certified as the winner of his fourth consecutive presidential election. It was unsurprising that Morales won. As the Associated Press noted in 2014, his governance was successful by almost every …