Truth and misinformation

1 Charmian Gooch: Meet global corruption’s hidden players

8 jul. 2013

When the son of the president of a desperately poor country starts buying mansions and sportscars on an official monthly salary of $7,000, Charmian Gooch suggests, corruption is probably somewhere in the picture. In a blistering, eye-opening talk (and through several specific examples), she details how global corruption trackers follow the money — to some surprisingly familiar faces.

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2 How we can protect truth in the age of misinformation | Sinan Aral

16 jan. 2020

 
Visit http://TED.com to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized Talk recommendations and more. Fake news can sway elections, tank economies and sow discord in everyday life. Data scientist Sinan Aral demystifies how and why it spreads so quickly — citing one of the largest studies on misinformation — and identifies five strategies to help us unweave the tangled web between true and false.
 

Chrystia Freeland: The rise of the new global super-rich

5 sep. 2013

 
Technology is advancing in leaps and bounds — and so is economic inequality, says writer Chrystia Freeland. In an impassioned talk, she charts the rise of a new class of plutocrats (those who are extremely powerful because they are extremely wealthy), and suggests that globalization and new technology are actually fueling, rather than closing, the global income gap. Freeland lays out three problems with plutocracy … and one glimmer of hope.
 

3 Fighting Corruption | Nikos Passas | TEDxAcademy

16 okt. 2015

Nikos Passas talks about fighting corruption at a 2015 TEDx event in Athens, Greece.
 
Nikos Passas is a professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the Northeastern University, editor-in-chief of the international journal ‘Crime, Law and Social Change’ and Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Law School of the University of Queensland. He has published more than 160 articles, book chapters, reports and books in 13 languages. Nikos served as chair of the Am. Soc. of Criminology International Division and is ASC’s liaison to the United Nations. He also served on the Board of Directors of the International Society of Criminology.
 
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
 

4 How London fuels corruption | Anthea Lawson | TEDxHousesofParliament

10 jul. 2014
 
 

5 Fighting Corruption in the Developing World | James D. Long | TEDxUofW

29 jun. 2016

James D. Long explores how to reduce corruption and improve government performance by using technology to empower citizens. Violence, intimidation, and vote buying are common in corrupt countries and reducing these issues is an important priority. Just as Yelp has made restaurants more accountable to their customers, technology can make government more accountable to its citizens.
 
James D. Long is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Washington and an Academy Scholar at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. He is a faculty affiliate at the University of Washington’s Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences (CSSS), Technology and Social Change Group (TASCHA), Near and Middle East Studies Program, and UC-Berkeley’s Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA). James’s research in sub-Saharan Africa and Afghanistan focuses on elections in developing countries, including the determinants of voting behavior, the dynamics of electoral fraud, the impact of ICT on corruption monitoring, and the effects of civil war and insurgency on state-building. In 2010, James served as Democracy International’s Research Director for their Election Observation mission for Afghanistan, and has observed elections in South Africa (2014), Kenya (2013, 2007), Egypt (2011), Uganda (2011), Afghanistan (2014, 2010, 2009), and Ghana (2008).
 
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
 

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6 Fighting corruption by ‘naming and faming’ with Integrity Idol | Blair Glencorse | TEDxMidAtlantic

23 dec. 2015

Blair Glencorse argues that the best way to stop corruption is not by shaming, but rather by supporting and rewarding those doing the right thing. He helped create Integrity Idol, which aims to generate debate around the idea of integrity and demonstrate the importance of honesty, personal responsibility and accountability as well as inspire a new generation to be more effective public servants. Integrity Idol is currently taking place in Liberia, Nepal and Pakistan.
 
Blair Glencorse founded and runs the Accountability Lab, an organization that is redefining how we ensure the accountability of decision-makers around the world. After spending years working with international organizations and civil society groups- and talking to everyone from Pakistani tribal elders to Zimbabwean students- Blair founded the Lab to catalyze a new generation of change-makers that can push for integrity.
 
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
 

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7 Power of corruption | Lucy Koechlin | TEDxHSG

18 feb. 2016

“Corruption” evokes many a powerful idea – and it affects the little things in life in myriad ways. What is the power of corruption? Can little things change it? Or does it take a powerful idea to fight corruption? In a quest to explore the power of big and small ideas Lucy will take you on a whirlwind tour of clean villages in Europe and dirty cities in Africa – and end up with an appeal to the power of the little things in life.
 
Lucy Koechlin is Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Social Anthropology, University of Basel, Switzerland. She teaches a wide range of courses in development studies, and is a leading expert on governance and anti-corruption. She also worked for various international organizations notably as a vice president of Transparency International Switzerland.
 
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
 

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8 Corrupt Britain: The Land of Cover Ups, Whitewashes & Secrecy

17 dec. 2015

This session will look at – and seek to explain – the British obsession with cover-ups and whitewashes, as evidenced in recent years by farcical and less-than-honest inquiries into matters such as phone-hacking, Hillsborough, and Jimmy Savile and a prevailing attitude of ‘protect the establishment at all costs’.

It will also look at the hypocrisy of British politicians who claim to advocate transparency and integrity, particularly for offshore financial centres, while practicing secrecy and deceit.

Presented by: NICK KOCHAN, Journalist & Author (London)

Recorded on November 24, 2015 during The OffshoreAlert Conference in London at The Grange St. Paul’s Hotel.

OffshoreAlert is an independent news website founded in 1997 by investigative reporter David Marchant and offers news, documents & intelligence about businesses and individuals operating in Offshore Financial Centers, with an emphasis on fraud investigations. OffshoreAlert also holds conferences in North America and Europe tailored for the offshore world. OffshoreAlert is generally considered to be a leading authority on OFCs and serious financial.

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9 What is Corrupt? | Zephyr Teachout | TEDxBinghamtonUniversity

27 mrt. 2015

According to the majority of the current Supreme Court, if an action isn’t punishable by a bribery statute, it’s not corruption. Corruption is a funny word, and this is a reasonable mistake to make at a dinner party. But it’s a disastrous mistake to make for American democracy, when the stakes are so high.
 
Zephyr Teachout, associate professor of law at Fordham University, is a former anti-corruption candidate for New York governor who won 34 percent of the vote in the Democratic primary against Andrew Cuomo. She is also the author of “Corruption in America: From Benjamin Franklin’s Snuff Box to Citizens United.”
 
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
 

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10 Fighting corruption: Goran Klemenčič at TEDxLjubljana

10 jan. 2014

Goran Klemenčič is well known as president of Commission for the Prevention of Corruption in Slovenia and cofounder of International Human Rights, Criminal Justice Law and Privacy Centre. He sees Human rights protection and transparency as foundation of a democratic state. He has published a series of professional and scientific articles at home and abroad and is co-author of twelve books, some of which were published in Washington, New York, Strasbourg and Paris.
 
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11 Rental car ripoffs: Hidden camera investigation (Marketplace)

1 feb. 2020

Three cars, three teams wearing hidden cameras, and one car rental company location with a long history of complaints and overcharging. What happens when we send in our Marketplace team with some savvy consumers to fight back against those extra fees? To read more: http://cbc.ca/1.5442260
 
 

12 Business Without Bribery: Dharsono Hartono at TEDxJakSel

Business Without Bribery: Making the Impossible Possible in Indonesia: Dharsono Hartono at TEDxJakSel
 
Dharsono is the president director of PT Rimba Makmur Utama, an Indonesia-based company developing a REDD forestry carbon credit project in Central Kalimantan. The former banker is trying to apply what he learned on Wall Street to the jungles of Indonesia and it’s labyrinthian bureaucracy. In this talk, he gives an inside look at what it takes to get things done in Indonesia and the mind-boggling number of signatures it takes.
 
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations).
 

13 The other side of corruption in Indonesia | Elizabeth Pisani | TEDxUbud

16 okt. 2014

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. With over 17,000 islands, 700 languages, and 249 million people, Indonesia is truly an improbable nation. In this talk, Elizabeth explores what holds this country together and the unique role of corruption and patronage.

Elizabeth Pisani eats dog for dinner. She also argues with local politicians about corruption and idleness. The result of a “just say yes” rule she adopted for 2012, when she travelled 23,000 kilometers by boat, bus and motorbike through Indonesia. It’s a country that has fascinated and maddened her since she first lived there over two decades ago. Her book Indonesia Etc.: Exploring the Improbable Nation, is a clear-eyed, though not unsympathetic, portrait of a complex and contradictory land.

In her day job Elizabeth studies risky behavior (when not engaging in it herself). She has a PhD in Infectious Disease Epidemiology and other degrees in Classical Chinese and Medical Demography. In a previous life, she was a political correspondent for Reuters and The Economist, covering stock markets, revolutions, and the messy end to the occupation of Tiananmen Square.

She has lived in a dozen countries and can flirt at a bar in several languages, including Indonesian.

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14 How Corrupt is Britain? – Dave Whyte & Luke Hildyard

18 aug. 2015

http://marxismfestival.org.uk
http://socialistworker.co.uk/art/4091…

Over 2,700 people gathered in central London for the Marxism 2015 festival last weekend. They included striking

workers, students, campaigners and socialists from across the globe.

Up to 900 people attended the opening rally. Amy Leather from the central committee of the Socialist Workers

Party (SWP) said, “The theme of Marxism is ideas for revolution—we need to make those ideas a reality.”

Events in Greece dominated the event (see below).

Several meetings discussed struggle and austerity in Britain.

At a meeting on class Joseph Choonara argued that people feel more precarious than they are and that the working

class can transform society.

A debate on why there are so few strikes in Britain looked at whether there has been a structural change in the

working class. Some argued that focusing only on structural changes could miss underlying shifts in workers’ mood

to fight.

Bfawu union president Ian Hodson spoke in one session, along with striking Glasgow homelessness caseworkers and

two sacked porters from Sotheby’s.

There was a live link-up with a US McDonald’s worker. Members of Glasgow socialist choir—Unite, Fight, Sing—

finished the meeting with a song from the US fast food strikers’ picket lines.

The Glasgow strikers raised around £1,000 for their strike fund over the weekend.

Racism

Fighting racism was a big theme.

Hassan Mahamdallie spoke on the frightening rise in state Islamophobia.

Veteran anti-racist Darcus Howe launched his memoirs at the event. Diane Abbott MP discussed how to take on

racism with Sabby Dhalu and Weyman Bennett from Unite Against Fascism.

It was standing room only in a meeting on how socialists should vote in the European Union referendum.

Some argued for a Yes vote because racists and Ukip are likely to dominate the No campaign.

Others said socialists shouldn’t abandon the No side to the racists—and said some on the Yes side would also use

racism.

A meeting on why Labour lost saw a discussion on how socialists should respond to Jeremy Corbyn’s candidacy for

Labour leader.

Other meetings debated the nature of Zionism, women’s oppression and the Green Party. Many service users

discussed their experiences at a meeting on Marxism and mental health.

Debated

Several meetings debated how Marxist theory applies today. Others linked theory with struggles—such as how the

school system fails children.

Socialists and activists spoke from Turkey, Bahrain, Ireland, France, Spain, Germany, Egypt, Syria and Ukraine.

A meeting on revolution and counter-revolution in Egypt grappled with the crushing of the hopes of 2011. People

called for protests when Egyptian dictator El-Sisi visits Britain.

There were a number of meetings on Palestine, including one on the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS)

campaign.

Some 70 students met for a picnic on Friday afternoon.

Many were at Marxism for the first time, including Iona from Brighton University.

She told Socialist Worker, “I came because I want to get more politically active. There’s no other event like

this—I love it.”

Greece—the big debate
Socialists from Greece spoke about the struggle there and debated the best way to take it forward.

Stathis Kouvelakis from the central committee of Syriza, the left party in government in Greece, debated Alex

Callinicos on Saturday.

This followed Syriza passing an austerity deal through the Greek parliament.

Stathis argued that there had been a “failure of political strategy” in Greece.

Alex stressed that this was not the end of the battle and said the mass mobilisation of workers pointed to the

way forward.

Panos Garganas, editor of the Workers’ Solidarity newspaper in Greece, spoke from the floor.

He said, “The game is not over. But we have discovered the referee is against us.”

He said Syriza had made the mistake of thinking it could make the bosses see reason.

“We’ve used the ballot box,” he said.

“Now we have to use workers’ power in the workplace.”

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15 Why nations fail | James Robinson | TEDxAcademy

7 okt. 2014

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Why do some states enjoy wealth, security, health and nutrition while others face poverty, unemployment, lack of health care and safety?
 
James Robinson is a political scientist and economist. Professor Robinson teaches Economics, History and Government at Harvard University. His main research interests lie in the study of the economies of developing countries. He travels a lot in Latin America and Africa and spends his summers teaching at the University of Bogota. In 2012, he was elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2007, James Robinson and Daron Acemoglu coauthored the book “Economic Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy”. The book was considered the best book released on U.S. policy and international relations. Their latest book, “Why Nations Fail”, was included in the ten best releases of the 2012 list in Washington Post.
 
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16 Our democracy no longer represents the people. Here’s how we fix it | Larry Lessig | TEDxMidAtlantic

20 okt. 2015

Harvard Professor Lawrence Lessig makes the case that our democracy has become corrupt with money, leading to inequality that means only 0.02% of the United States population actually determines who’s in power. Lessig says that this fundamental breakdown of the democratic system must be fixed before we will ever be able to address major challenges like climate change, social security, and student debt. This is not the most important problem, it’s just the first problem.
 
Lawrence Lessig is the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School, former director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, and founder of Rootstrikers, a network of activists leading the fight against government corruption. He has authored numerous books, including Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Our Congress—and a Plan to Stop It, Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace, Free Culture, and Remix.
 

 

17 Diplomats for Sale | Al Jazeera Investigations

26 nov. 2019

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How much would you pay for diplomatic immunity? The trade in Caribbean diplomatic passports has become a magnet for wealthy foreigners, corrupt businessmen and criminals from around the world. Al Jazeera exposes two prime ministers who are complicit in the deals. The investigation reveals details of how an oil smuggler, turned ambassador, turned international fugitive bought his way into the diplomatic class. Investigators go undercover to reveal the inner-workings of a secret system: to find out how much it costs and what it takes to purchase what’s become the ultimate luxury item; a diplomatic passport.

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18 UK ‘has turned a blind eye’ towards Russian money-laundering

23 mrt. 2018

One of Russia’s leading dissidents has accused the UK of “turning a blind eye” towards money-laundering and corruption.

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17 Anatomy of a Bribe | Al Jazeera Investigations

1 dec. 2019

Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit secretly films officials in Namibia demanding cash in exchange for political favours. It’s a story of how foreign companies plunder Africa’s natural resources. Using confidential documents provided to Al Jazeera by Wikileaks, . “Anatomy of a Bribe” exposes the government ministers and public officials willing to sell off Namibia’s assets in return for millions of dollars in bribes. Al Jazeera journalists spent three months undercover posing as foreign investors looking to exploit the lucrative Namibian fishing Industry. The country’s Minister of Fisheries is shown willing to use a front company to accept a $200,000 ‘donation’. Exclusive testimony from a whistleblower who worked for Iceland’s largest fishing company reveals that his employers instructed him to bribe ministers and even the president in return for fishing rights worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
 

18 Peter Eigen: How to expose the corrupt

1 apr. 2010

 
http://www.ted.com Some of the world’s most baffling social problems, says Peter Eigen, can be traced to systematic, pervasive government corruption, hand-in-glove with global companies. At TEDxBerlin, Eigen describes the thrilling counter-attack led by his organization Transparency International.
 

19 Best Documentary of the Housing Market Crash (of 2020?) | Inside the Meltdown | Behind the Big Short

19 mei 2017

MELTDOWN – The Men Who Crashed The World

The first of a four-part investigation into a world of greed and recklessness that led to financial collapse.

In the first episode of Meltdown, we hear about four men who brought down the global economy: a billionaire mortgage-seller who fooled millions; a high-rolling banker with a fatal weakness; a ferocious Wall Street predator; and the power behind the throne.

The crash of September 2008 brought the largest bankruptcies in world history, pushing more than 30 million people into unemployment and bringing many countries to the edge of insolvency. Wall Street turned back the clock to 1929.

But how did it all go so wrong?

Lack of government regulation; easy lending in the US housing market meant anyone could qualify for a home loan with no government regulations in place.

Also, London was competing with New York as the banking capital of the world. Gordon Brown, the British finance minister at the time, introduced ‘light touch regulation’ – giving bankers a free hand in the marketplace.

All this, and with key players making the wrong financial decisions, saw the world’s biggest financial collapse.

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20 President Trump, CrowdStrike and “the server”

19 feb. 2020

The consensus view of the CIA, NSA, FBI and a Senate investigation is that Russians interfered in the 2016 election. But those findings don’t line up with the ever-evolving story President Trump has been telling about Ukraine. Scott Pelley reports.
 

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21 What to Make of the Age of Trump by Thomas Frank

Live gestreamd op 7 apr. 2017
The day after Donald Trump was elected president, The New York Times recommended six books “for those trying to understand the political, economic, regional and social shifts that drove one of the most stunning political upsets in the nation’s history.” Among them: Thomas Frank’s Listen, Liberal: Or What Ever Happened to the Party of the People?
 
Frank, a Kansas City native, has followed up, embarking on a 13-city barnstorming tour to talk to Trump voters, union leaders, and progressive activists across the Midwest in conjunction with Listen Liberal’s release in paperback. On his last stop¬in Kansas City¬he discusses what he has learned.
 
This event is co-presented by Rainy Day Books. Frank discussed Listen Liberal at the Library in March 2016; you can view the video on YouTube, and you can find the book in the Library Catalog.
 
 

22 Grand Theft Auto Granny

8 apr. 2011

 
Old woman steals businessman’s car and runs off leaving her new accomplices in some trouble. A presentation of the Just For Laughs Gags. The funny hidden camera pranks show for the whole family. Juste pour rire les gags, l’émission de caméra caché la plus comique de la télé!