A lesson from Syria: it’s crucial not to fuel far-right conspiracy theories | George Monbiot

The way discredited stories spread after a chemical weapons massacre in Syria should be a matter of serious concernWhat do we believe? This is the crucial democratic question. Without informed choice, democracy is meaningless. This is why dictators and billionaires invest so heavily in fake news. Our only defence is constant vigilance, rigour and scepticism. But when some of the world’s most famous crusaders against propaganda appear to give credence to conspiracy theories, you wonder where to turn. Related: Syria chemical weapons attack: what we know about deadly air raid Continue reading...

Positive 0 LOL 0 Interesting 0 Sad 0 Revolting 0 Fake 0

See also

Is Lab-Grown Meat Ready for Dinner?

Startups are cultivating cuts of chicken, beef and duck from clusters of animal cells. The tech is impressive. But how does it taste?

0 0

Cannabis becomes legal in Canada

Country becomes second and largest with legal national marijuana marketplaceThe Canadian government is ready to pardon those with a cannabis possession record of 30 grams or less as the country becomes the world’s second and largest country with a legal n...

0 0

No. 5 LSU has score to settle vs. No. 22 Mississippi State

No. 5 LSU is coming off an exhilarating 36-16 victory over previously No. 2-ranked Georgia last Saturday, but now the Tigers must maintain their focus as they prepare to host No. 22 Mississippi State on Saturday in Baton Rouge, La.

0 0

No. 20 Cincinnati enters as underdog at Temple

Luke Fickell came to Cincinnati after a successful stint as Ohio State's defensive coordinator, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that the No. 20 Bearcats are off to a 6-0 start in part because they have been so stingy.

0 0

Eovaldi, Red Sox shut down Astros for 2-1 ALCS lead

HOUSTON -- At some point, the incendiary chatter will dissipate and most everything uttered outside of the white lines will fade into the ether. But on Tuesday, what didn't go unnoticed was who delivered for the Boston Red Sox in Game 3 of the American Le...

0 0

TABLE-UAE's Fujairah oil inventory data for week ended Oct 15

Fujairah Oil Industry Zone on Wednesday published, via industry information service S&P Global Platts, the following weekly inventory data for oil products for the week ended Oct. 15. Volumes are in thousands of barrels. Figures in brackets represent...

0 0

Whoops, looks like something went wrong.