Author: Victoria Vanderzielfultz

Weathered American Flag

Data Released on Veterans Facing Food Insecurity

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released Food Insecurity Among Working-Age Veterans, a report detailing how food security amongst working-age veterans compares with that of nonveterans. The report also provides an analysis on which veteran demographics are most impacted. Veterans with a disability, with education less than a high school...

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Amazon’s Dissemination of Conspiracy Theories and Extremist Literature

The  Institute for Strategic Dialogue has released Recommended Reading: Amazon’s Algorithms, Conspiracy Theories and Extremist Literature, a report examining how Amazon’s algorithm can spread disinformation and extremist ideology via literature recommendations. Aside from continuously suggesting more literature based on previously read extremist or misleading content, Amazon also outright suggests such...

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Domestic Terrorism Threat: Analyzing the Q Conspiracy

The Soufan Center has released Quantifying the Q Conspiracy: ‘A Data-Driven Approach to Understanding the Threat Posed by QAnon,’ a special report demonstrating QAnon’s potential to threaten national security and  encourage domestic violence. At the core of this organization is the belief that  “the ‘Deep State,’ led by a cabal...

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NORAD: 65 Years Preparing for Santa

NORAD, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, has recently released the Official NORAD Santa Tracker focused on monitoring the whereabouts of a single repeat airspace violator. This culprit ignores airspace regulations and consistently invades homes on a global scale. Data collected over the years has identified the transgressor as a...

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FBI Releases 2019 Statistics on Hate Crimes

The FBI has released 2019 Hate Crime Statistics, which provides statistics and data on the following: “Incidents and Offenses”; “Victims”; “Offenders”; “Location Type”; and “Hate Crime by Jurisdiction.” This analysis included responses from 15,588 law enforcement agencies with only 2,172 reporting hate crime offenses. A total of 7,314 “hate crime incidents” where...

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National Strategy for Domestic and International Issues

The Aspen Institute has released Domestic & International (Dis)Order: A Strategic Response, a report providing response recommendations for current domestic and international issues in the U.S. Specifically, the report focuses on “the rising domestic tensions in the United States; the future of U.S.-China relations given China’s increasing assertiveness; the global economic...