‘Speakeasy’ Registration and Flash Sale Reminder
Registration link for our Sunday May 7 ‘Speakeasy’ at 4 pm PT + 25% sale off an annual membership xo
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Better together. That’s right. One way to defeat the pandemic of loneliness that has accompanied our global pandemic is togetherness.
The Bette community comes together often, and each time we do, I feel better. I hope you do, too.
Our flash sale of a 25% discount for the first year of annual membership ends in a few hours. Please join our community and receive invites to our zoom forums, happy hours, access to archives, and group chats.
Registration link for tomorrow’s ‘Speakeasy’ zoom forum with Czech Republic disinformation researchers can be found below the paywall. We will be meeting at 3:55 pm California time. Registration is required.
This is an exciting opportunity for our community to meet Alex Alvarova and Josef Holy, hosts of Canaries in the Net podcast. Both grew up under Soviet-era rule and can answer questions about the impacts of lies on the collective psyche and how to steel yourself mentally against propaganda. They will also answer questions about the disinformation networks targeting Eastern Europe, and the overlap of these networks with American traitors.
I am personally working on being ungaslightable and our Eastern European friends can help.
I was so moved after RadPod’s interview with the team, I wrote about here:
Please take a moment to read it. I have opened up access to all subscribers. The cumulative sickness that permeates countries assaulted with lies has been spreading in American and other Western nations. My intention in bringing this team in as guests is to see what we can collectively do to stop its superspreading.
Details about our guests:
Canaries in the Net (🇨🇿 www.kanarci.online , 🇺🇸 www.canaries.live @kanarcivsiti) is the only podcast in the Czech republic focusing on the topics of digital propaganda - methods, context, digital environment and political background.
Alex and Josef help decision makers in the Czech republic understand important topics ranging from privacy, ethical AI, information platforms algorithms, governance, regulation, behavioural manipulation, disinformation and hybrid influence in the CEE region and worldwide.
About Alexandra Alvarová - @alexalvarova, political marketing expert, author, public speaker:
Since the 90s, Alex has worked in communications, political marketing and election-campaign management both in the Czech republic and in the European Parliament. Before moving to Canada in 2016, Alex gained recognition as an author of numerous essays and commentaries on current events, media theory, and foreign policy issues. Alex is the author of books “The Industry of Lies” (2017) about Russian hybrid doctrine and “Feeding the Demons” (2020) about Cambridge Analytica, Russians, Bannon and Trump.
About Josef Holý - @holyj, Technologist and entrepreneur, human-centric innovation expert - Josef has gained professional experience in a wide variety of environments - from startups to corporations including Sun Microsystems, MSD, Semantic Visions or Avast.
Since 2015, Josef has been focusing on the topics of ethical Artificial Intelligence which has eventually brought his focus to the domain of online information platforms, their algorithms and behavioural manipulation.
As a public speaker Josef has appeared in a number of local as well as international conferences, including TEDx, Czech Parliament and others.
Aren’t we lucky!
This week’s mantra:
“When there is a far right threat, the left should not be divided.”-Timothy Synder
Join me in celebrating our togetherness.
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Onward and upward!
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Save the date! The next Bette Dangerous ‘Speakeasy’ Zoom for paid members is Sunday, May 7, 3:55 pm PT, featuring ‘Canaries in the Net’ podcast team Alex Alvarova and Josef Holy, who can offer insights into disinformation campaigns targeting the Czech Republic and Eastern Europe, the overlap in America and the West, and how we inoculate ourselves against disinformation. Paid members will also receive invites to our new weekly Bette’s Happy Hour, a wellness checkin.
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