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Media Bits and Bytes - September 4, 2018

Conservative Confusion; Social Media's Long March; They Got Algorithm; How to Hack an Election; The Macedonian Connection; Bye, Voice

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Social Media Companies Aren’t Liberal or Conservative - Will Oremus (Slate)

I Hacked a Mock Election Site. Here's Why That Matters. - River O'Connor (Politico)

The Village Voice Has Been Shut Down - Alissa Wilkinson (Vox)

 

Conservatives Can’t Identify Journalism, Confuse It With Doxxing

By Roy Edroso
August 20, 2018
Village Voice

Several news organizations requested information about jurors in Paul Manafort’s fraud trial. Conservatives say this is doxxing (it’s not).

 

By Zeynep Tufekci
August 14, 2018
MIT Technology Review

To understand how digital technologies went from instruments for spreading democracy to weapons for attacking it, you have to look beyond the technologies themselves.

Social Media Companies Aren’t Liberal or Conservative

By Will Oremus
August 21, 2018
Slate

They’re capitalist. And their real biases are against labor costs and controversy.

 

I Hacked a Mock Election Site. Here's Why That Matters.

By River O'Connor
August 21, 2018
Politico

The fake hack carried real lessons for the security of our election system.

 

Macedonia’s Pro-Trump Fake News Industry Had American Links, And Is Under Investigation For Possible Russia Ties

An investigation reveals that the fake news sites that flourished in Macedonia in 2016 weren’t just the work of local teens — and that security agencies are probing possible connections to Russia.

The Village Voice Has Been Shut Down

By Alissa Wilkinson
August 31, 2018
Vox

The loss of the legendary New York publication is a tragedy for local media, alt-weeklies, and criticism.