Finland is strong! While here in the US, we are all busy fighting each other; Finland’s government seems to be capable of working together. They launched an anti-fake news initiative in 2014 – two years before Russia (effectively) meddled in the US elections – aimed at teaching residents, students, journalists and politicians how to counter false information designed to sow division.
Although it’s difficult to measure the results in real-time, the approach appears to be working, and now other countries are looking to Finland as an example of how to win the war on misinformation.
“It’s not just a government problem, the whole society has been targeted. We are doing our part, but it’s everyone’s task to protect the Finnish democracy,” Toivanen said, before adding: “The first line of defense is the kindergarten teacher.” Source
The map View is linked to the Ci The Harmonia Fountain in the Ci is Near the Maritime Museum on the Aura River. I'm unsure of the the exact location of the others but the rock in the main gives some feeling of strength. The Pano is a Finnish Farm
Yes finland is very interesting. I do not know a lot about this country. But it look like they have improve a lot in many different society subjects. It is becoming a real model here in europe.
Nice mini series. Gorgeous green tones here.
plimrn (2020/01/27 00:02:05): c'est vraiment une bonne nouvelle que la Finlande devienne un modèle en Europe
This is a worth seeing and worth reading contribution out of three beautiful and interesting photos, a thoughtful note and a personal and understandable note - actually exemplary. I think the two landscape photos show the "soul" of Finland very well - and also the fancy and beautiful artwork.
Greetings from grey, cool and not very winterly Germany!
plimrn (2020/01/26 23:59:10): I really thought I had no images for strength, but I really wanted to post this article about Finland
Nice mini series, Pat. The LV is really lovely with all the green and the cottage just peaking out a little. With the way you have composed it, it underlines all the space these guys have up there very well. Maybe the nature all around them makes them more open, more time to reflect, less distracted, focusing on the important things etc. As JMarc writes, we look a lot up North a lot, also in Switzerland, issues like education interest us a lot too.
Yet it is in our hands not to believe everything we read. I don't.
plimrn (2020/01/26 23:57:36): We all tend to believe what we want to believe. No matter how much I find Trump despicable, I also realize that from the on-going furor to wipe out all traces of Obama's presidency, that others felt as terrible about a black president as I do about a liar and a misogynist. Of course, I believe I'm rigtht
Wow, you have fond a reference to our war against misinformation. But that is only the start. Misinformation still spreads also here. Social media and even normal media spread it too easily. You said it well: "We all tend to believe what we want to believe". Nice photos from Turku area.
plimrn (2020/01/30 22:57:40): At least you are trying in Finland