SCRAPINGS OF THE DAY

SCAM ALERT – FALSE VOTING INFORMATION BEING SPREAD BY TEXT MESSAGES. If this is happening in Kansas, it is likely to happen in other places. Make sure you, your loved ones, friends, and neighbors are getting the right info from the real sources.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/kansas-election-misinformation-texts_n_63600ec5e4b08fd5e954d59a

Speaking of disinformation, DHS has been trying to fight it. Details are here.

https://theintercept.com/2022/10/31/social-media-disinformation-dhs/

It seems that even if you can get people of opposing parties to be nicer to each other, it doesn’t change their ideology.

Lacking a sense of personal control over their lives, people tend to seek social control. This, obviously, has political implications.

Actual creativity and feeling creative are not the same thing.

Another kind of bad news for the health of the oceans.

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