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Alan Coia

Washington, DC, area
Freelance Journalist — Freelance

Journalist, editor, and educator with interests in politics, science, philosophy & East Asia

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@DavidAlanCoia — 544 followers, 2,429 tweets

"The [linked] report, co-published by New America and the Shorenstein Center [Harvard], argues that the central problem of [mis- and] #disinformation is not Russian spies or a particular social media platform," but an industry that...  #FakeNews #news
"Think memorable thoughts. In a primary oral culture, to solve effectively the problem of retaining and retrieving carefully articulated thought, you have to do your thinking in mnemonic patterns, shaped for ready oral recurrence." — Walter J Ong, Orality and Literacy #Memes
"The present impose[s] its own economy on past remembrances." — Walter J. Ong, Orality and Literacy (Yet we think we KNOW something of #history.)
Perhaps demonstrate some of that @washingtonpost editorial "genius" and attempt to understand -- beyond newsroom biases and hunches -- the underlying dynamics of voter support for President #Trump. Move at least a little beyond phrenology, and mundane apophenia and pareidolia. 
The degradation of @TheJusticeDept, especially during the #Obama administration and apparently continuing, harms the #UnitedStates in ways that will take many years to overcome. When a nation's citizens lack faith in the #RuleOfLaw, #chaos ensues. We don't need more of that! 
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