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  1. Oct 2022
    1. Government and its instrumentalities have used RA 10175 in their attempt to silence not only critical reporting but even truthful coverage of government affairs. Adding the prerogative of prosecuting groups and individuals for supposedly generating and spreading false information to the vast powers of government will make the already difficult and even dangerous journalistic enterprise more uncertain, and will have a devastating impact on the people’s right to know what is going on in the government to whose officials they have delegated their sovereign powers. Any law penalizing the making and spreading of false information will, for the above reasons, more likely be part of the misinformation and disinformation problem rather than part of the solution.

      Senator Jinggoy Estrada has filed Senate Bill No. 1296 that would amend the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 (RA 10175) to include "fake news" among the offenses the Act penalizes. The senator defines “fake news” as “misinformation and disinformation of stories (sic) which is (sic) presented as a (sic) fact, the veracity of which cannot be confirmed, with the purpose of distorting the truth and misleading its (sic) audience.” Not only do we have a problem with misinformation, we also have a problem what "fake news" really means in the first place. According to Teodoro, L. (2022), any legislation that criminalizes the creation and dissemination of incorrect information is more likely to contribute to the problem of misinformation and disinformation than to help solve it. While the roots of a certain piece of false information can be traced back to the source and be verified, the roots of the whole "fake news" problem is what the people really need to address in the first place.

  2. Jun 2022
  3. May 2022
    1. most papers are written unnecessarily complex, likely to make them appear more impressive than they actually are
  4. Jan 2022
  5. Dec 2021
    1. Over these two centuries, an in-creasing impatience for the ancient art of memory based on the use of imagi-nation could be detected in the academic milieu.

      Following the invention of moveable type, the information overload created in the two centuries between 1550 and 1750, placed a major burden and impatience, particularly on academic scholars, on the use of the ancient arts of memory based on the use of imagination. In addition to the education reforms by those like Peter Ramus, this may have been a major motivating factor for forgetting this prior tradition of knowledge acquisition and management.

      What is one to do when there's seemingly "too much to memorize"?

  6. Sep 2021
    1. Đọc sách nghe tưởng chừng là việc quen thuộc và phức tạp vô cùng đối với nhiều người mà lại trở nên đơn giản đến không tưởng với cách diễn tả sâu sắc qua từng câu chuyện của tác giả Phan Thanh Dũng.

  7. Nov 2019
    1. Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 19 (November 8, 1957)

      This was in the legal topics section of the Densho Digital Repository. It speaks about racial hate groups and their rise in the west. This was after the internment ended and a few years after Pearl Harbor so this tells me there is still animosity and hate in the communities in regards to the Japanese.