INSIDE QANON- with Dr. Scott Bratich
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QANON, once just yet another internet conspiracy story has morphed into a dangerous cult- even with believers inside Congress. How in the world did this happen, and where may it be heading? Dr. Jack Bratich is Associate Professor at the Dept. of Journalism & Media Studies, School of Communication & Information Rutgers University.

Best of the Left - Progressive Politics and Culture, Curated by a Human
Best of the Left - Progressive Politics and Culture, Curated by a Human
#1261 Profitable Extremism (How Social Media Propagates Hate) (Repost)
Air Date 4/2/2019 Today we take a look at the so-called "Algorithms of Oppression." Not that they're made to be that way on purpose but that it is a natural outcome of a profit-based system that incentivizes people to post the most click-baity content while the system learns the viewer's weaknesses to ruthlessly feed them whatever will keep them engaged. Be part of the show! Leave us a message at 202-999-3991 or email Get AD FREE Shows & Bonus Content: Support our show on Patreon! SHOW NOTES Ch. 1: Social Media Propagates Hate - Brian Lehrer - Air Date 3-21-19 YouTube will keep playing until you stop it, and it pushes extremes regardless of ideology. It is ruthlessly optimized to keep humans engaged, and YouTube can't possibly police their own content. Ch. 2: Algorithms of Oppression with Dr. Safiya Noble - Delete Your Account - Air Date 4-11-18 Dylan Roof was radicalized through Google - searching one thing gives you further items down the rabbit hole - not the opposing viewpoint. What's worse, is big tech has no accountability for their actions. Ch. 3: The Algorithm with Adam Conover - Point of Inquiry - Air Date 1-10-19 We are all falling for the YouTube slot machine of instant gratification Ch. 4: Fighting White Supremacy on Social Media - Brian Lehrer - Air Date 3-19-19 Are tech companies trying to crack down on hate speech? Those articles are super profitable for social media, and it creates a sensation, so they're not incentivized to change. Ch. 5: Yuval Noah Harari on Hacking Humanity - Ideas from CBC Radio - Air Date 9-5-18 Yuval Harari joins to discuss the human animal and our irrelevance in the digital age. At least when we were being exploited we were still needed. Ch. 6: Is the Press Finally Learning How to Cover White Supremacy? - On the Media - Air Date 3-22-19 Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Google are still light years away from developing an enforceable code of ethics for dealing with hate groups but Bob and Joan Donovan discuss why she believes that stymieing the spread of hate online is possible. EDUCATE YOURSELF & SHARE Facebook is finally banning white supremacy that goes by other names (TechCrunch) Google’s algorithms are keeping us in a political bubble, study finds (MarketWatch) How to Escape Your Political Bubble for a Clearer View (The New York Times, 2017) Echo chambers are dangerous – we must try to break free of our online bubbles (The Guardian, 2017) Curated by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions): * Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr * Inessential - Bayou Birds * Heather - Migration * Gondola Blue - Towboat * Astrisx - Bodytonic * Solemn Application - Wax Museum * Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent * Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent Produced by Jay! Tomlinson Thanks for listening! Visit us at Support the show via Patreon Listen on iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify | Alexa Devices | +more Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores! Follow at Like at Contact me directly at Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!
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The Majority Report with Sam Seder
The Majority Report with Sam Seder
Sam Seder
2508 - Trump's Second Impeachment & Christian Comedy w/ Digby, Judy Gold & James Austin Johnson
Sam and Emma host Heather "Digby" Parton (@digby56) from Hullabaloo and to discuss the new Biden administration, what's happening in the Senate, and the second coming of Donald Trump's impeachment trial. On today's show: Lindsey Graham says GOP is united in opposition to impeaching Trump, McConnell has a plan, Trump has a great legal team. Schumer announces Pelosi will deliver articles of impeachment of Donald Trump, will commence on Monday. Heather "Digby" Parton (@digby56) from Hullabaloo and joins Sam and Emma to discuss the new Biden administration, what's happening in the Senate, and the second coming of Donald Trump's impeachment trial. Comedian Judy Gold (@JewdyGold) joins the program to celebrate Trump's defeat. With special guest Donald Trump! Comedian James Austin Johnson sticks around to discuss growing up an evangelical Christian, conservative comedy, and how his Republican family members like his Trump impression. New GOP Staten Island congresswoman asked why she voted against election certification, can't come up with a coherent answer. Hannity hosts computer repairman from Delaware who serviced Hunter Biden's laptop, looks legit. Irony of Jacobin "idol Biden" cover goes over Tim Pool's head completely. Jimmy Dore is dangerously clueless re: the Boogaloo Boys. Plus, your IMs. Become a member at Check out the Brand New Majority Report Merch Shop! (Merch issues and concerns can be addressed here: The AM Quickie is now on YouTube Subscribe to the AM Quickie at Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too! You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Check out today's sponsors: Quip’s new gum is actually good for your oral health, and it comes with a dispenser that’ll remind you of the one-click candy you loved as a kid. Quip Gum can help prevent cavities and freshen breath when chewed for 20 minutes after eating. It’s sugar-free, and has tooth-friendly xylitol with zero calories. If you go to right now, you can get a free plastic dispenser. sunsetlakecbd is a majority employee owned farm in Vermont, producing 100% pesticide free CBD products. Great company, great product and fans of the show! Use code Leftisbest and get 20% off at Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie. Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein’s podcast News from Nowhere, at Check out The Nomiki Show live at 3 pm ET on YouTube at Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at, on iTunes, or at (streaming every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7pm ET!) Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @EmmaVigeland @Jamie_Elizabeth @NomikiKonst @MattLech @BF1nn
2 hr 47 min
The Professional Left Podcast with Driftglass and Blue Gal
The Professional Left Podcast with Driftglass and Blue Gal
Driftglass and Blue Gal
Ep 582: The Inauguration
Driftglass has been banned, yes, banned, from Twitter (@twittersafety).  We're working on that.  We cover the inauguration and how media types are all returning to square one.  But we, the audience, are not.  No more playing nice, and do read Sheldon Whitehouse on Medium: More at! Support the show ( REVIEW US ON APPLE PODCASTS - SUPPORT OUR SHOW - BUY PROLEFTPOD MERCH - *CONTACT US:* *MAILING ADDRESS - Make checks payable to: * *The Professional Left Podcast* PO Box 9133 Springfield IL 62791-9133 *EMAIL ADDRESSES* Podcast Email: Email for Sci-Fi Trivia Questions: *SUPPORT OUR WORK:* PayPal: GoFundMe: Patreon: Buy Us A Coffee: Shop Our Merch Store: Link To All the Ways You Can Support Us: *SOCIAL & MEDIA: YouTube: ** Twitter:* @ProLeftPodcast - Driftglass (@Mr_Electrico) - @BlueGal - *Facebook:* ProLeftPodcast - BlueGal.Fran - Internet Kitty of The Week - *Original Flickr IKOTW Gallery *- *Blogs:* Driftglass' - Blue Gal's - Fran's - *Podcast Archive: * *Podcast RSS Feed: * Democratic Congress, Democratic Senate, Democratic White House, politics, progressive, #GOP, media, Joe Biden, Democratic Congress, #TheLeftRemembers, #BothSidesDont, #BurnTheLifeboats, #CornfieldResistance, #GoPostalUnions!, #GoPostalUnions, Never Tru Support the show (
1 hr 12 min
Politics War Room with James Carville & Al Hunt
Politics War Room with James Carville & Al Hunt
70: Inauguration Day w/ Leon Panetta & Walter Dellinger
In spite of the mayhem at the Capitol, the inauguration of Joe Biden and the transfer of power went smoothly, and James and Al are beginning to feel some optimism about the next four years...if the Democrats don’t screw it up!  Leon Panetta ( joins them to look at the domestic and international prospects for the new administration.  Then, Duke Law School’s legal mastermind Walter Dellinger ( comes on to look at the legal future for the Trump family and how the actions of the administration can be refuted and undone.   Get More From This Week’s Panelists: Leon Panetta Center For Strategic & International Studies ( The Panetta Institute For Public Policy ( Author of Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in Times of War and Peace   ( Walter Dellinger Twitter ( Firm: O’Melveny & Myers ( Duke Law ( Email your questions to James and Al at  POLITICSWARROOM@GMAIL.COM (mailto:POLITICSWARROOM@GMAIL.COM)   or tweet them to @POLITICON ( .  Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from! THIS WEEK’S SPONSORS: FUNDRISE  SEE FOR YOURSELF HOW ONE HUNDRED THIRTY THOUSAND INVESTORS HAVE BUILT A BETTER PORTFOLIO WITH PRIVATE REAL ESTATE. IT TAKES JUST A FEW MINUTES TO GET STARTED.  GO TO WWW.FUNDRISE.COM/WARROOM ( TODAY.  BLINKIST  GO TO WWW.BLINKIST.COM/WARROOM ( , THAT’S ALL ONE WORD, TO TRY IT FREE FOR 7 DAYS AND SAVE 25% OFF YOUR NEW SUBSCRIPTION.  WORD FOREST WORD FOREST IS OFFERING YOU 2500 COINS AND 500 GEMS WHEN YOU DOWNLOAD AND PLAY.  GO TO THE APPLE OR GOOGLE STORE AND SEARCH FOR WORD FOREST TO DOWNLOAD IT FOR FREE TODAY. (
1 hr 40 min
The Daily Beans
The Daily Beans
NRA Misfire (feat. Adam Klasfeld)
Today: Mike Flynn’s brother was in the room when the call for backup came in during the insurrection; Pelosi says there’s no question that some members of Congress gave aid and comfort to those peddling the big lie; Micheal Ellis is put on administrative leave pending an investigation into his appointment as NSA General Counsel; Kevin McCarthy changes his mind on Trump inciting the insurrection; the Secretary of the Army has resigned; a judge has denied the NRA’s motion to dismiss the New York Attorney General’s lawsuit against them; McConnell says he wants to delay impeachment until February; Riley Williams faces additional charges for stealing Pelosi’s laptop; plus AG hits the Hot Notes and delivers your Good News and some judgments with Aimee Carrero (@aimeecarrero). Follow our guest on Twitter: Adam Klasfeld (@KlasfeldReports) Senior Investigative Reporter & Editor, @LawCrimeNews Have some good news, a confession, a correction, or a case for Beans Court? Want to support the show and get it ad-free and early? Or Promo Codes Right now, when you purchase a 3-month Babbel subscription, you’ll get an additional 3 months for FREE when you use promo code DAILYBEANS. Helix is offering up to $200 off ALL mattress orders for our listeners. Use this link  Magic Spoon - a cereal that tastes so delicious you won’t believe it’s made without all the sugar, carbs, or guilt. use the code DAILYBEANS for free shipping. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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