Sander van der Linden was working in his office at the University of Cambridge a few years ago when he received a strange phone call. A professor of social psychology and director of the Cambridge Social Decision-Making Laboratory, van der Linden is one of the world’s leading researchers on how to combat the scourge of disinformation and misinformation . He receives requests all the time about his work from government agencies, media organizations, and civil-society groups. But the person who called that day was not a bureaucrat or a diplomat. It was a representative from L’Oréal, the multi-billion-dollar global beauty product company. L’Oréal had what it called a “scientific disinformation” problem related to some of its products. Could van der Linden help? At the heart of van der Linden’s research is a theory: Our information crisis can and should be treated like a virus. Responding to fake stories or conspiracy theories after the fact is woefully insufficient, just as … [Read more...] about The Disinformation Vaccine: Is There a Cure for Conspiracy Theories?
Middle east fertility society journal
Hrithik Roshan in 2016 had filed a complaint against an imposter who had allegedly emailed actress Kangana Ranaut over 950 times through an email ID similar to his. Back in December 2020, Hrithik's counsel had approached the Mumbai police commissioner about the pending investigation. Now that the case has been transferred to the Criminal Intelligence Unit (CIU) of the crime branch, Hrithik will be summoned for questioning. According to Free Press Journal report, the officers will be questioning Hrithik Roshan, the police officer who registered the case in 2016 and the then investigation officer who was working on the case. The report also quoted an officer as saying, "We are in the process of issuing summons to him and he will be called for recording his statement this week." The report also revealed that the emails were sent "between April-June 2014 and some were obscene in nature." Out of 950 such emails, around 350 were under the police scanner. … [Read more...] about Hrithik Roshan Likely To Be Summoned By Crime Branch In Imposter Email Case With Kangana Ranaut
For this year’s annual Women Shaping the Future issue, we asked 12 of today’s top musical acts to talk about the women who have inspired them most in their lives and careers. Here, Colombian reggaeton star Karol G talks about how Rihanna helped inspire her to pursue a career in music, and why Rihanna remains her dream collaboration. With so many women, I’ll like how one dresses, I’ll like how one expresses herself, I’ll like the performance style of another. But with Rihanna, I admire every aspect in a personal way — as a woman, as a businessperson, as a singer, in the aesthetic and the art first, where she comes from, representing an island like Barbados, where she’s gotten with her talent. She’s a woman where in every project, every video, every song, she brings something different. We’ve heard her do the richest, clubbiest music and the most melancholy sounds, songs that are extremely profound, songs that are extremely professional, peak collaborations, historic feats. … [Read more...] about Karol G on Why Rihanna Is Her Dream Collaboration