Overriding Suspicion is a public manipulation technique that involves having a nihilistic degree of skepticism towards the official account, preventing belief in anything that doesn’t fit into the conspiracy theory.
Definition: Ad Hominem involves attacking a person or group instead of addressing their arguments. Ad Hominem, which is Latin for “to the person,” is a fallacy that discredits an argument by attacking the person or group making it, rather than the argument itself. This tactic is often used in political debates, advertising, and public relations to discredit the opposition and sway public opinion.
Disinformation used as a weapon to fight renewable energy and stop solar projects is not a new strategy. This is the case of an activist group called Citizens for Responsible Solar, which was found to be spreading misinformation to stop solar projects in rural America.
Science fraud has become a growing concern in the scientific community, as it threatens the reliability and credibility of research findings. While most scientists strive to produce unbiased and accurate results, there are cases of deliberate fabrication of data, plagiarism, and other unethical practices.
Greenwashing is alive and well: the climate commitments of major corporations lack overall credibility and transparency, according to a report published Monday that examines the stated ambitions of 24 multinationals from all sectors.
ChatGPT, a free and publicly accessible artificial intelligence text generator, is a new tool that not only produces human-sounding academic essays within seconds but can also be used to create mis- and disinformation online.
Skepticism has taken on a variety of connotations. To some, it’s synonymous with cynicism, or negativity. To others, it’s a refusal to accept scientific conclusions, while skepticism is simply insisting on the evidence before accepting a claim.