It's a tale for all time. What might be the greatest scam in history or, at least, the one that threatens to take history down with it. Think of it as the climate-change scam that beat science, big time. Scientists have been seriously investigating the subject of human-made climate change since the late 1950s and political leaders have been discussing it for nearly as long. In 1961, Alvin Weinberg, the director of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, called carbon dioxide one of the "big problems"
A Reminder That "Fake News" Is An Information Literacy Problem - Not A Technology Problem
Beneath all "fake news", misinformation, disinformation, digital falsehoods and foreign influence lies society's failure to teach its citizenry information literacy: how to think critically about the deluge of information that confronts them in our modern digital age.
China's Operating Manuals for Mass Internment and Arrest by Algorithm
A new leak of highly classified Chinese government documents reveals the operations manual for running the mass detention camps in Xinjiang and exposed the mechanics of the region's system of mass surveillance.
Reproductions of Public Domain Works Should Remain in the Public Domain - Creative Commons
If the work is in the public domain, no copyright licenses should be applied and in the case of CC licenses which are designed to only operate where copyright exists, the application of a CC license is ineffective.
Can We Assess the Wider Effects of Public Engagement?
The extent to which researchers can assess the impact of their public engagement is often under-analysed and limited to success stories. Drawing on the example of development aid, it is argued that we need to widen the parameters for assessing public engagement.