Category Archives: Journalism Media and Social Media

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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The Massacre That Wasn’t and a Turning Point for ‘Fake News’ – The New York Times

“There were so many instant internet spoofs making fun of Kellyanne Conway’s now-famous “Bowling Green Massacre” that it’s hard to pick a favorite. Gun to my head, I’d say mine was the Twitter meme that showed a brass plaque dedicated … Continue reading

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An Unreliable Germany and the Volkswagen Debacle – Roger Cohen,The New York Times

“Germany’s leading company has toyed with the air people breathe. That’s shocking. In historical context, it’s devastating.The Volkswagen scandal elicits more than dismay. It is one of those moments when the entire culture of a nation — in this case … Continue reading

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Google Loosens Ties to Google Plus – The New York Times

“For many users, Google Plus accounts don’t get all that many visits. Now, Google seems to be indicating it, too, will be paying less attention to its social network. On Monday, Google said it would move features once integrated into … Continue reading

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A Clinton Story Fraught with Inaccuracies: How It Happened and What Next? – The New York Times

“The story certainly seemed like a blockbuster: A criminal investigation of Hillary Rodham Clinton by the Justice Department was being sought by two federal inspectors general over her email practices while secretary of state. It’s hard to imagine a much … Continue reading

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