How to stop Fake News in its tracks: Plugins and social media integration

In case you missed it, Fake News is the topic of the month. On the tail of the biggest political upset of the century, Facebook and Twitter have come under fire for allowing fake news websites to spread without resistance across social media, often gaining much more attention than real news stories. Always gaining a […]

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Can we stop calling everything we disagree with “Fake news” already?

OK, we get it, Fake News has taken off as a buzzword and everyone is talking about the Fake News problem. But seriously, can we stop with the childish pretending that all news outlets are “fake news”? It isn’t funny. And it definitely isn’t helpful. The term “Fake News” has a very real meaning and […]

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Not Even a Rebuttal – The problem with fake news

This last year has revealed a deep problem with modern media. With rbutr, I had hoped to fight back against misinformation, and help stop the spread of lies, and bring nuanced debate back to complex issues. What I never expected when creating rbutr, was to find myself in a world where completely fabricated headlines would become a […]

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Why rbutr must share misinformation…

Yes, you read that heading right. We admit to sharing misinformation over rbutr. We admit that things which we know are not true, are being shared with people who may have never encountered the erroneous claims and arguments. We admit it, and we stand by the claim that it is absolutely necessary. Necessary for what? Necessary […]

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Introducing the rbutr Toolbar – rbutr Anywhere, Anytime, Any Platform. Link to Misinformation Safely!

I’m really excited to announce the release of one of the most exciting pieces of technology we have developed as part of rbutr – a platform independent toolbar which can be called up on any website. This is really significant. Not only does it allow anyone to immediately query whether a page has been rebutted […]

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Shane Greenup with the Richard Dawkins Foundation at TAM2014

Get past the first 30 seconds and I stop looking so sour 🙂

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rbutr on The Skeptic Zone

The Skeptic Zone have just aired a long interview I did with Maynard at the Australian National Skeptics Conference in Canberra this year. It is a really good introduction to rbutr for anyone who hasn’t heard of it before. You should definitely share this episode around on Twitter and Facebook and Reddit! The Skeptic Zone […]

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Responding to “The Problems With rbutr”

I was very excited to see that someone had taken the time to write a blog post explaining everything that is wrong with rbutr. It means we are starting to get enough attention for people to care enough to dislike us! I was however sad to see that every concern and criticism laid at our […]

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Australian National Skeptic Conference Completed!

I have just arrived home from a fantastic weekend in the Australian Capital Territory, where the Australian National Skeptics Conference was just held in the fantastic venue, the CSIRO Discovery Centre. I had a great weekend, met some amazing people and am really pumped about getting some groundswell support behind rbutr in Australia over the […]

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The 15th European Skeptics Congress, Stockholm

On the 22nd of August I flew from the UK to Sweden to attend the European Skeptics Congress in Stockholm. The first morning of the conference had Hans Rosling, international superstar of statistics, giving a talk on demographics and public perception vs reality. I was fortunate enough to have a long chat with Hans after […]

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