Social media (and intellectual) skills in ever shorter supply

I have to admit it: social media are increasingly giving me the creeps. Or more precisely, the users of social media who can’t, or won’t, tell the difference between what is real and what isn’t. Continue reading “Social media (and intellectual) skills in ever shorter supply”

Beware fake-news polls

We used to call them “push polls”, but a more appropriate term in this day and age – it’s 2017, after all – would be “fake-news polls”. And no one does it better than Nanos, a polling company that has traditionally slanted its polls to favour whatever their Liberal cronies espouse at any given time. Continue reading “Beware fake-news polls”