Category Archives: Journalism Media and Social Media

Meet the KGB Spies Who Invented Fake News – By Adam B. Ellick- Adam Westbrook and Jonah M. Kessel – The New York Times

Meet the KGB Spies Who Invented Fake News By Adam B. Ellick, Adam Westbrook and Jonah M. Kessel via Breaking News, World News & Multimedia – The New York Times David Lindsay: This is an excellent video piece about the … Continue reading

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Opinion | Russians Meddling in the Midterms? Here’s the Data – The New York Times

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By Jonathon Morgan and Ryan Fox Mr. Morgan and Mr. Fox run a cybersecurity company. Nov. 6, 2018 Image CreditCreditIllustration by Jeffrey Henson Scales, photographs by Matt Anderson Photography/Moment and Blend Images-Hill Street…

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How Vilification of George Soros Moved From the Fringes to the Mainstream – The New York Times

By Kenneth P. Vogel  Scott Shane and Patrick Kingsley Oct. 31, 2018           149 comments WASHINGTON — Hours after he was informed last week that an explosive device had been delivered to his suburban New York home, … Continue reading

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Opinion | I Thought the Web Would Stop Hate- Not Spread It – by Kari Swisher – NYT

I wrote my first column for The Times on this, months ago. Let me say it again: Social media platforms — and Facebook and Twitter are as guilty of this as Gab is — are designed so that the awful … Continue reading

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Opinion | The Internet Will Be the Death of Us – by Frank Bruni – NYT

Nora Ephron once wrote a brilliant essay about the trajectory of her and many other people’s infatuations with email, from the thrill of discovering this speedy new way of keeping in touch to the hell of not being able to … Continue reading

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Opinion | Will Deep-Fake Technology Destroy Democracy? – By Jennifer Finney Boylan –

“But deep-fake technology takes deception a step further, exploiting our natural inclination to engage with things that make us angriest. As Jonathan Swift said: “The greatest liar hath his believers: and it often happens, that if a lie be believed … Continue reading

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Opinion | The Expensive Education of Mark Zuckerberg and Silicon Valley – by Kara Swisher – NYT

Let me first state that I actually like Mark Zuckerberg and have since the day I met him more than a dozen years ago. But let me also say that he and Facebook, the huge social network that he started … Continue reading

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Facebook Has Identified Ongoing Political Influence Campaign – By Nicholas Fandos and Kevin Roose – NYT

By Nicholas Fandos and Kevin Roose July 31, 2018 198 WASHINGTON — Facebook announced on Tuesday that it has identified a coordinated political influence campaign, with dozens of inauthentic accounts and pages that are believed to be engaging in political … Continue reading

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How WhatsApp Pushes Mobs to Murder in India – By Vindu Goel, Suhasini Raj and Priyadarshini Ravichandran – NYT

In India, false rumors about child kidnappers have gone viral on WhatsApp, prompting fearful mobs to kill two dozen innocent people since April. One of the first to be killed was a 65-year-old woman named Rukmani. She and four family … Continue reading

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