Hunome at MozFest 2022 – Tackling misinformation with perspectives
The purpose of Hunome is to help humanity make sense of itself on a collective insights platform.
Our members build shared understanding on Hunome. Members build on their own theme of interest and curiosity or they join others. This enables sharing one’s knowledge to contexts rather than in bits and pieces.
At MozFest 2022 our participants built a multidimensional shared understanding on misinformation.
When we planned the event we knew that misinformation was an important matter to tackle. This is in order for humanity to come back to a constructive track.
Reaching a shared understanding or building an understanding for self seems hard to achieve online today.
We humans have made enemies of people who disagree on anything. “Us and them” has become very pronounced.
At the time of MozFest 2022 the world was again facing the tragic causes of misinformation. False narratives lead to serious consequences.
Those who have been influenced by the one-sided messages for years will swallow it, thus helping the bad to happen.
Evil happens when good people do nothing. If you have been influenced heavily about the true nature of evil or any situation you will not know how to act. Not an excuse but a reality of what has happened and is happening.
On Hunome this one sided view of the world is hard to achieve. We love to see the multidisciplinary perspectives. This enables us to flex our perceptiveness muscle.
Human ingenuity is wonderful in what kinds of connections we humans make. On Hunome we assist serendipity, which is the secret sauce for creativity and innovation.
So, the goal of the session was to create a shared understanding about the causes, impacts and fixes of misinformation.
During our MozFest workshop we focused on understanding misinformation itself as a theme. Hunome tackles misinformation in any theme with its structure of bringing perspectives together.
Now we seek your input to this goal.
We would love for you to add your thoughts to this evolving ‘SparkMap’. Our members Spark each other to new heights through connecting the dots.
Do you have great insight into the history of misinformation? Some we found in an article published on the BBC. We would love to hear anthropological, sociological and psychological sets of perspectives. Maybe you have perspectives about the rise and fall of civilizations.
Here are some directions of the thinking we got to during the workshop. The work is never finished with new studies, thoughts and ideas continuing to build a deeper understanding.
SparkMap Orbit views from the workshop
Misinformation is rife was the kick off ‘Spark’
…to spark our thinking. Our members build in different ways depending on their ways of thinking and subject matter.
Causes of misinformation
In the interest of time we from Hunome filled the ‘causes’ part a bit but it awaits many kinds of inputs from you. Getting to the root causes happens when you ask yourself why does the perspective you read happen and keep asking. Often after a while in the train of thought you come to very human root causes. False information becomes successful due to very human reasons. These are for example manipulation, trust, fear, coping, lack of transparency, needs, greed and ego.
Impacts of misinformation
It might be interesting to build on this by adding your Spark as the impact of the impact and getting to some very interesting impacts as a train of thought.
Some very good ideas here from our participants. Do come and add yours. SparkMaps know no limits.