Media Bits and Bytes - February 19, 2019
- New Report Exposes Facebook Fake News Schemes
- Net Neutrality: FCC's Ajit Pai Loses in Court
- The End of Amazon HQ2
- Digital Pollution
- New Tech for Privacy Protection
- Automated Propaganda
- Journalists, Advocates Slam Arrest of Maria Ressa
- We Interrupt This Emergency Declaration
By David Pegg
February 17, 2019
The final report of UK Parliamentary select committee’s 18-month investigation into disinformation and fake news accused Facebook of purposefully obstructing its inquiry and failing to tackle attempts by Russia to manipulate elections.
By Jon Brodkin
February 4, 2019
A win for Queens activists but a ‘facepalm’ for tech leaders.
By Judy Estrin and Sam Gill
The designer behind the technology has the power to nudge the user to take actions that the business would like the user to take.
Google recently joined Microsoft in adding language to its financial filings warning investors that its AI software could raise ethical concerns and harm the business.
Members of the media and various groups say the arrest of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa is clearly part of the Duterte administration's attack on press freedom.
By Leah McDonald
February 15, 2019
CBS cut away from Trump's emergency address after 21 minutes to show 'The Price is Right' which is normally broadcast at that time.