The proliferation of misinformation on social media – or even just partisan or sensationalistic treatments of politics, science and human relations – could reasonably be considered a threat to democracy itself. When you add computation propaganda to the mix, where bots are deployed to manipulate public opinion, filter-bubbles form even more readily, and you canREAD MORE
Freedom House’s Freedom on the Net, 2017 report shows that 2017 was, as Wire.com puts it, “terrible year for Internet freedom”. The report shows that almost half of the 65 countries assessed in 2017 experienced a decline in Internet freedoms during the assessment period. Less than one-quarter of users reside in countries where there areREAD MORE
In the last three months, I have attended two major events and participated in discussions on free speech on the internet. On July 10, I participated in the Uganda social media conference in Kampala. Earlier in May, I was in Berlin for the 10th edition of re:publica. Discussions at the two events reveal one thing:READ MORE
This @Poynter analysis of whether @nytimes should have run the graphic pic of #RiversideAttack is all about protecting readers. Very little on the dignity of victims. And I think media houses should have broad guidelines for editors to ensure consistency. poynter.org/ethics-t… pic.twitter.com/kItB…
It would be useful if @nytimes would publish any guidelines or written standards that their photo editors use to guide decisions on when and when not to publish graphic photos. I assume there must be a policy document to ensure consistency, no? twitter.com/nytimes/…
“The once distinct worlds of offline & online are becoming blurred. Most consumers are online even when doing an offline activity…The new term of art for it is phygital.” Like Olivia Newton-John sang in 1981, “I wanna get phygital”. Marketing words: just-food.com/analys…
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