danielle’s tiny revolution

  • date: 1 october 2020
  • challenge category: rapid tech advancement
  • selected tactic: tiny dentity correction
  • difficulty rating: doable
  • current status: completed

the doing: a rock hero rap for danielle

the conversations centred on the difficulty of knowing who is behind online misinformation campaigns and the roll that famous people have as online influencers.

in response, the rebels parodied iconic rock hero patti smiths’ recent busking escapades, by posing as patti outside a bunnings sausage sizzle stall. patti recited the lyrics of rap pioneers public enemy classic song ‘dont believe the hype’ in an effort to highlight the need for critical, independent thinking — just as potent a message today as it was more than two decades ago.

 

the submission:

what overwhelms you?

“Propoganda through bots posing as people online. Here’s an example of bots being used to promote opening the USA border” Roughly half the Twitter accounts pushing to ‘reopen America’ are bots, researchers found” article published May 22.”
https://www.businessinsider.com/nearly-half-of-reopen-america-twitter-accounts-are-bots-report-2020-5?fbclid=IwAR1xhcXG8IeSjI-GudhlpXGGSXymJBgTj6YtHLdWvRw6neRT0lHI0iNEdVY

why?

“Aaaaaaaagh Bots, fake people to influence the masses, making it look like the masses are already behind it, fake, insane… fucked.”

danielle, 1.10.20.

the thinking:

what is the idea we are moving forward with?

danielle was concerned with bots spreading propaganda we spoke about the need to tell the truth and how to amplify that simple message.

concerned about fake identities

how can we do it?

the message to spread would be ‘don’t believe the hype’

go into major chain store and 41 patti smith impersonators ???

where does it need to take place?

major chain store

are there any legal implications to the activity?

no?