Skip to comments.The Mozilla Information Trust Initiative: Building a movement to fight misinformation online
Posted on 08/20/2018 8:24:37 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
Today, we are announcing the Mozilla Information Trust Initiative (MITI)a comprehensive effort to keep the Internet credible and healthy. Mozilla is developing products, research, and communities to battle information pollution and so-called fake news online. And were seeking partners and allies to help us do so.
Imagine this: Two news articles are shared simultaneously online.
The first is a deeply reported and thoroughly fact checked story from a credible news-gathering organization. Perhaps Le Monde, the Wall Street Journal, or Süddeutsche Zeitung.
The second is a false or misleading story. But the article is designed to mimic content from a credible newsroom, from its headline to its dissemination.
How do the two articles fare?
The first articledesigned to informreceives limited attention. The second articledesigned for viralityaccumulates shares. It exploits cognitive bias, belief echos, and algorithmic filter bubbles. It percolates across the Internet, spreading misinformation.
Try the Opera browser. I have been using it for years and it is great.
hmmm we need an option here. open source.
Opera is now owned by the Chinese.
Mozilla/FireFox is open source.
Yes, that’s what it looks like. Firefox used to be the browser to trust. I wonder if we turn off updating and keep the old versions if it will still work decently.
will do so ASAP
yeah, but ... now controlled.
You could compile your own version from the source code. That’s the whole idea of open source. Not many people are going to do that, though.
Significant knowledge gap ...
Mozilla is the organization that forced out its CEO for backing the anti-queer marriage amendment to the California Constitution.
He know markets his own browser which is far superior to Firefox:
When you come to a fork in the road, take it.
Hi Blueflag Looks like you and I signed up with FR at the same time.
“Mozilla is getting ready to deploy conservative censorship into their browser. Time to ditch FireFox.”
total bullshit. no browser that unequivocally censors the internet can survive ... i see zero reason to dump firefox at this point ... seems like the FReeper nutters are trying to start a new conspiracy here: firefox is/will censor the internet so everybody needs to dump it ASAP ... which is totally foolish as FF is essentially the only browser (or a derivative) in which Noscript works, which is the only thing that actually will bypass paywalls and practically eliminate all other annoyances, including tracking ...
btw, here’s a statement from mozilla about FF “censoring” the internet:
Imagine people learning critical thinking skills rather than outsourcing them to the cloud.
I think Ive got Brave loaded on my main PC. Ill have to work with it more.
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