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Media Bits and Bytes - October 16, 2018

#MeToo: Survivors' Stories Still Resonate; Crown Prince Coverage; Brett's Info Terrorists; WaPo Doesn't Get Jealous; Google+ Bug; Taylor Registers a Generation

#MeToo: Survivors' Stories Resonate Online and Off

By Adina Bresge
October 14, 2018
The Chronicle Journal

How a hashtag changed feminist activism.

Reexamining Coverage of MBS After Khashoggi’s Disappearance

By Pete Vernon
October 15, 2018
Columbia Journalism Review

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received glowing press coverage for much of the past year, right up until the disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2.


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Brett Kavanaugh and the Information Terrorists Trying to Reshape America

By Molly McKew
October 3, 2018

The network architecture built in Gamergate helped propel Trump to the presidency and fuel conspiracies like Pizzagate and QAnon. Now it’s backing Brett Kavanaugh.

WaPo Picks a Side in Maryland Race—the Side That’s Offering Billions to Amazon

By Justin Anderson
October 11, 2018
The Post seems to be out to personally demonize candidate Ben Jealous.

The Google+ Bug Is More About The Cover-Up Than The Crime

October 11, 2018
Electronic Frontier Foundation

The story behind Google’s latest snafu bears a strong resemblance to the design flaw that allowed Cambridge Analytica to harvest millions of users’ private Facebook data.


Taylor Swift's Instagram Post Has Caused A Massive Spike In Voter Registration

By Claudia Rosenbaum and Michael Blackmon
October 9, 2018
BuzzFeed News

The singer waded into politics on Sunday with a social media post encouraging her fans to register to vote before it was too late.