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  1. May 2023
    1. To solve the above problems, some researchers propose methods such as domain adaptation to learn transferable features and apply them in new domains

      With an absence of labelled data in LLM's a possible solution is to transfer aspects of one domain to another.

  2. Nov 2022
    1. Trace claims, quotes, and media back to the original context
      • many things on the internet are distorted by removal of context
      • find the original source
      • sense-check the version you are evaluating against the source
    2. Find better coverage
      • look for trusted sources that repeat (or refute) the claim
      • look for consensus
      • do you agree with the consensus?
    3. Investigate the source
      • who wrote this?
      • what is their expertise?
      • what might be their motivation?
    4. Stop
      • sense-check, do you know the website or other source?
      • remember your purpose, and titrate your level of effort accordingly
    5. Four Moves

      A short list of steps to check a source, linked to effective web techniques.

    6. Context is everything - very many claims on the internet are distorted by lack of context.

  3. Oct 2017
  4. Mar 2017
    1. Fundamentally, these efforts miss because what’s needed is not an understanding of news but of the web.

      Why today, digital/web literacy is more important than plain old info/news literacy.

  5. Feb 2017
    1. we must put digital literacy at the core of the curriculum

      critical thinking and information literacy, especially for digital, networked information, is core, perhaps second only to collaboration with other humans

  6. Jan 2017
    1. I got a standing ovation.

      Some analysis suggests that CIA staffers attending the event were never invited to sit down and so remained standing throughout—including during any applause—which is customary protocol during presidential speeches. Some analysis also suggests that applause was led by White House team members attending the event rather than CIA staff.

  7. Nov 2016
    1. numerous studies have found such voter fraud is virtually nonexistent.

      This is a classic case of dishonest factchecking.

      I have read multiple articles from multiple different types of news sources that cite occasions instances of votes being cast for dead people. And these are only the cases that are caught -- there is very little checking for such abuse, and Democrats generally oppose efforts to remove dead people (or non-citizens, for that matter) from voter rolls. So the total number of fraudulent votes could be much larger.

      So dead people voting is more than" virtually existent".