What is Intox Versus Information aka IntoxVSinfo ?
IntoxVS.info started in 2014 as a prototype using social media curation and RSS to showcase Mainstream Media Narrative versus Alternative Media Narrative : the idea is to structure information data feeds to allow quick access to information per topic or country or #hashtag and propose demonstrate/showcase the ever growing cognitive dissonance between Corporate Media and Collective/User/independent generated content and certainly (after Trump and Brexit,FN,PiS, M5s) its impact on cognitive perception and ultimately our own individual or collective reality.
Since Trump this website has evolved to showcase the growing divide between Facts and “Alternative Facts” also called lies/disinformation or personal interpretation/opinions of reality and or weaponized information systems (bots, etc..) but also State sponsored Media.
The goal of this website is to help anyone educate himself on the different interests/prism/perception of current events by different currents currently disrupting the information landscape. Education & Factchecking but also re-establishing Trust with readers is going to be essential to regenerate Democracy, Journalism, specially investigative journalism can be of much help to craft a relation between readers and publishers but for this to happen Journalism will have to return to its roots and publish fearless journalism even in the face of authoritarianism or dictatorship regimes.
Sources : 2 types of sources
TWITTER: The information on this website are the property of the original account owner, source of the news, IntoxVsInfo manage some of the Twitter list that can be found on this website but most of the remaining Twitter list powering the different pages of this website comes from different users (not affiliated with) publicly available on Twitter.
RSS: it stands of Really Simple Syndication, just before “social media” was going to be defined by Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, in 2003, RSS was the big thing, it allowed people to subscribe to their favorite blogs, websites and get push notifications of the content, in their “news reader” today this standard still exist thanks to the open community and provide a simple way to get updates from a website without having to look after the URL, the content is pushed to your mobile/desktop client. so Beside Twitter streaming, the other part of this website is a public rss-client displaying RSS feed from various sources. RSS allow you to subscribe to a category of a specific news or personal website and get updates just about new articles in this particular category, this website use hundreds of websites as sources to aggregate a bunch of sources around a topic or a movement or a specific news event. The backend is certainly more a mashup of different services put together to create a layer of possibilities to filter, research, curate information without algorithmic interference. (for now) indeed it’s only logical that with appropriate full text research and analysis it would be possible to use the aggregated content over a longer period of time to visualize trends, spikes, crisis and so on. this is certainly an interesting take to try in the long term.
This website DISPLAY information sourced elsewhere and cannot be taken responsible for anything published by third-party sources even if displayed here.
Right now Democracy is under attack from many fronts.
It's not just Disinformation, Russian Propaganda or Trump "Fakenews" or Erdogan constant attacks against journalists and the Media. It's also 20 years of disastrous western foreign policy, 20 years of documenting our own flaws without mitigating them, 20 years of drift that radicalized the problems even more. Decades of letting our institutions crumbles or become what they are today: ineffective at handling global issues.
About our future
Without a systemic upgrade to democracy, human rights and the way we "deal" with the climate crisis, what we know in 2018 is going to be the starter of things much worse to come. Each generation needs to safeguard democracy and the reality is that we are in auto-pilot since at least 30 years.