Media Bits and Bytes - July 30, 2019
- What Google, Facebook Could Face in U.S. Antitrust Probe
- Our Data Nightmare Brought to Life
- Power, Privilege and Resistance in the Digital Age
- Two Newspaper Giants Plan a Massive Merger
- The CIA Wants to Make it Easier to Jail Journalists
- MSNBC’s Anti-Sanders Bias
- 75% of Press Coverage Misrepresents Jeremy Corbyn
- Silicon Valley Socialists
The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating whether big technology companies are engaged in anticompetitive behavior. Google, social media giant Facebook Inc, online retailer Amazon.com Inc and possibly Apple Inc will likely be reviewed.
A new documentary about Cambridge Analytica uses thoughtful narration and compelling visuals to create a dystopian horror movie for our times.
Capitalism has usurped the revolutionary potential of internet-based technology. If we want a different future, we will need to fight for one.
GateHouse—itself backed by private equity and hardly of glowing journalistic reputation—is America’s second biggest newspaper chain after Gannett, and owns even more dailies than its larger rival.
By Tim Cushing
July 17, 2019
The CIA is pushing for an expansion of a 37-year-old law that would deter journalists from covering national security issues or reporting on leaked documents. Reporting on covert activities will be something only criminals do. It will make it that much easier to punish journalists for printing facts.
Here are some new rules MSNBC seems to follow when it comes to math and Bernie Sanders.
Our rigorous and statistically representative analysis concluded that when it comes to the coverage of Corbyn in his role as leader of the opposition, the majority of the press did not act as a critical watchdog of the powers that be, but rather more often as an antagonistic attackdog.
By Sean Captain
July 17, 2019
Driving the current protests against ICE and military contracts is a larger movement to transfer power from billionaires to workers and communities.