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17 SEPTEMBER 2017

The Macedonian digital workers behind the US fake news industry

"In the final weeks of the US presidential election, Veles attained a weird infamy in the most powerful nation on earth; stories in The Guardian and on BuzzFeed revealed that the Macedonian town of 55,000 was the registered home of at least 100 pro-Trump websites, many of them filled with sensationalist, utterly fake news. (The imminent criminal indictment of Hillary Clinton was a popular theme; another was the pope's approval of Trump.) The sites' ample traffic was rewarded handsomely by automated advertising engines, like Google's AdSense. An article in The New Yorker described how President Barack Obama himself spent a day in the final week of the campaign talking 'almost obsessively' about Veles and its 'digital gold rush.'"

(Samanth Subramanian, 15 February 2017, Wired)

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20172020advertising • American news sites • baseless claimsCNN • consumerist boom • deceitfulnessdeceptiondestabilised perception • digital gold rush • digital work • digital worker • Donald Trumpfake news • fake news industry • fake news websites • fakery • false claims • false information • false news • false statementsfalsehoodfalsificationfalsify realityfraud • fraudulent behaviour • gullibilityinfamyliesMacedonia • manipulating information • manipulative contrivances • misinformationmistruthsmoralitynews mediapost-truth politicspro-Trump mediasensationalism • sensationalist stories • Titov Veles • true or false • Trump Veles • US election • US election campaign • Veles • viral news media • Yugoslavia

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
15 JULY 2012

The Cut Up Collective and their Cut Up Machine

"The Moustache Foundation is proud to present for its inaugural exhibition, CutUp Machine, a series of new works by the collective CutUp.

CutUp are an autonomous group linked by a shared desire to reorder the urban landscape through intervention and play. Incorporating film, collage and installation, CutUp's practice focuses largely on the creative potential of the street as a site for interventionist art and disruption.

Interested in the spaces of misinformation and miscommunication inherent in the everyday, CutUp aim to introduce disorder into daily existence by interrupting and re–appropriating established visual forms. Occurring both inside and outside the gallery, CutUp's billboard and bus stop works are created by slicing up an advert and reassembling the pieces into a newly ordered image."

(Jaguar Shoes Collective, 4 November 2005)

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2005advertising • art collective • arts collective • autonomous group • billboardbus shelters • bus stop works • collagecut-up techniqueCutUp (collective) • CutUp Machine • daily existence • disorderdisruptionestablished visual formseveryday • exploring creative potential • inside the gallery • installation artinterruptingintervention and playinterventionist art • interventionist art and disruption • Jaguar Shoes Collective • landscape • miscommunication • misinformation • Moustache Foundation • new worksnewly ordered imageordering • outside the gallery • pattern • pieces • pixel • re-appropriating • reassembling • reorder the urban landscape • seriessignageslicedsliced-up billboardsslicing upspacesstreet • the street • UKurban landscapevisual artvisual spectacle

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
22 DECEMBER 2008

Viral marketing campaign to discredit Fox Media Corporation

"In February 2007, Brave New Films and a coalition of activists, bloggers and partner groups including MoveOn.org, ColorOfChange.org and The Sierra Club, began to successfully fight FOX's misinformation using the FOX Attacks videos and tools.

To date, the FOX Attacks videos have been seen over two million times and have played a key role in several progressive victories."
('FOX Attacks', Brave New Films)

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activismblogosphere • Brave New Films • campaignemotive manipulationethics • FOX Attacks • Fox Media Corporation • misinformationnew mediapowerprogressive political perspectiveviral marketing

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
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