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Falsehoods penetrate further, faster, and deeper than accurate information on Twitter: Massive MIT study

A March 8, 2018 Atlantic Monthly article is entitled: “The Grim Conclusions of the Largest-Ever Study of Fake News: Falsehoods almost always beat out the truth on Twitter, penetrating further, faster, and deeper into the social network than accurate information.” An abstract of the Science article, on which the Atlantic Monthly article is based, reads as […]

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Prose must be attributed, Globe and Mail headline writer asserts on April 25, 2016; meanwhile, plagiarist continues to write

Update A Dec. 6, 2016 Toronto Star article is entitled: “College of teachers finds Chris Spence guilty of professional misconduct: Former TDSB education director, accused of plagiarism, will now face penalty hearing.” [end]   You can access the April 25, 2016 Globe and Mail article here. It makes sense that, if a statement is made, the […]

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Back stories related to Volkswagen emissions scandal

Updates An Oct. 15, 2015 CBC article is entitled: “Volkswagen ordered to recall 2.4 million vehicles in Germany with emissions-evading software.” An Oct. 13, 2015 Globe and Mail article is entitled: “After VW: Ethical business and the question of honesty.” An online journal article, of relevance with regard to the concept of ethical business, is […]

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Toronto Hydro Customer Alert: Criminals continue posing as utility employees and seeking payment over the phone

You can read the Aug. 27, 2014 CNW news release here. The opening paragraphs of the Toronto Hydro Customer Alert, which is related to the topic of scams and scamming, discussed elsewhere at the Preserved Stories website, read as follows: TORONTO, Aug. 27, 2014 /CNW/ – Toronto Hydro customers should be aware of criminals claiming to be part […]

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Stage magic and Fair Trade coffee

By way of an introduction: 1) Truthiness refers to sense making in the absence of evidence. 2) What does the work of stage magicians tell us about how the mind works? The link to a May 3, 2008 Boston Globe article about this topic can be accessed at the previous sentence. The article notes that […]