Category Archives: Journalism Media and Social Media

Erick Erickson: How to Find Common Ground – The New York Times

“. . . The truth, though, is that our Facebook friends are probably not going to water our flowers while we are on vacation and our Twitter followers will not bring us a meal if we are sick. But the … Continue reading

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Twitter- With Accounts Linked to Russia- to Face Congress Over Role in Election – The New York Times

“But there is evidence that Twitter may have been used even more extensively than Facebook in the Russian influence campaign last year. In addition to Russia-linked Twitter accounts that posed as Americans, the platform was also used for large-scale automated … Continue reading

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Facebook Navigates an Internet Fractured by Governmental Controls – The New York Times

“On a muggy, late spring evening, Tuan Pham awoke to the police storming his house in Hanoi, Vietnam.They marched him to a police station and made their demand: Hand over your Facebook password. Mr. Tuan, a computer engineer, had recently … Continue reading

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The Fake Americans Russia Created to Influence the Election – by Scott Shane – NYT News

“Sometimes an international offensive begins with a few shots that draw little notice. So it was last year when Melvin Redick of Harrisburg, Pa., a friendly-looking American with a backward baseball cap and a young daughter, posted on Facebook a … Continue reading

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Making Google the Censor – The New York Times

“Prime Minister Theresa May’s political fortunes may be waning in Britain, but her push to make internet companies police their users’ speech is alive and well. In the aftermath of the recent London attacks, Ms. May called platforms like Google … Continue reading

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Washington Post- Breaking News- Is Also Breaking New Ground – The New York Times

“. . . As a private company since 2013, when the deep-pocketed Amazon founder Jeff Bezos bought it for $250 million, The Post doesn’t disclose much financial data. But by all visible measures, including the vital but hard-to-measure buzz factor, … Continue reading

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A Powerful Russian Weapon: The Spread of False Stories – The New York Times

“STOCKHOLM — With a vigorous national debate underway on whether Sweden should enter a military partnership with NATO, officials in Stockholm suddenly encountered an unsettling problem: a flood of distorted and outright false information on social media, confusing public perceptions … Continue reading

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Effort to Expose Russia’s ‘Troll Army’ Draws Vicious Retaliation – The New York Times

“HELSINKI, Finland — Seeking to shine some light into the dark world of Internet trolls, a journalist with Finland’s national broadcaster asked members of her audience to share their experience of encounters with Russia’s “troll army,” a raucous and often … Continue reading

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How Soviet Dissidents Ended 70 Years of Fake News – The New York Times

“If the Soviet Union was the 20th century’s greatest example of a regime that used propaganda and information to control and contain its citizens — 70 years of fake news! — the centenary of the Bolshevik Revolution is an important … Continue reading

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Keeping the Kremlin’s Hands Off France’s Elections – The New York Times

“Facebook and Google, widely criticized for their role in the spread of fake news during the American presidential campaign, are also taking steps to guard against a repeat in France’s election. Facebook is working with multiple French news outlets to … Continue reading

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