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Media Bits and Bytes - October 30, 2018

Tech Giants and ICE; Eco-tage in EU; Suing Trump; Net Neutrality in Cali; A Question of Balance; Scamming the Women's March

Dan Wasserman/Boston Globe

Tech Giants Are Powering Trump’s Deportations

Interview with Jacinta González
October 24, 2018
Democracy Now!

Corporations like Amazon, Palantir and Microsoft are profiting from and expediting Trump’s incarceration and deportation operations.


Media Trade Group to ‘Oppose’ EU Climate Efforts

By Zach Boren
October 19, 2018

BusinessEurope – which represents trade federations across the EU and a clutch of global corporations such as Google and Facebook – describes how it will “oppose the new increase of ambition” and “challenge the process.”

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We’re Telling a Court (Again) That President Trump and Other Government Officials Can’t Block People on Twitter

By Karen Gullo and David Greene
October 19, 2018
Electronic Frontier Foundation

We’re hopeful that the court, like the last one that considered the case, will side with the plaintiffs, seven individuals blocked by Trump.

California Agrees to Suspend Net Neutrality Law

By Jon Brodkin
October 26, 2018
Ars Technica

Whether the FCC can preempt state net neutrality laws is expected to be decided by the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Imposing ‘Balance’ Requires Distortion of Palestine/Israel Struggle

By Gregory Shupak
October 23, 2018
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting

The media’s attempt to present a “balanced” version is a fundamentally flawed approach, because it erases myriad, consequential differences.

Women's March Target of Elaborate Facebook Scam

By Donie O'Sullivan
October 18, 2018

Bad actors, both foreign and domestic, use social media platforms to tap into the highly charged and partisan nature of American politics for financial or political gain.