Media Bits and Bytes - September 24, 2019
- The Curse of Corporate Ownership
- Video: Will Media Do the Right Thing in the Climate Crisis?
- Bernie Coverage: Factchecking the Factcheckers
- A Developer Deletes His Code to Protest Its Use by ICE
- Social Media vs Mass Media in South Africa
- An App for Jew-Baiting
- Twitter Blocks the Cuban Government
Within this culture, controlling the content goes on in whispers, frowns, headshakes and decisions made behind closed doors.
Covering Climate Now, an alliance across six continents of more than 300 media outlets, is running a week's worth of climate coverage in the lead up to a summit on the subject in New York. The shortfall in the coverage and the shortcomings expose the ugly, irresponsible side of modern journalism, particularly the corporate kind.
the media appears intent on trying to factcheck into oblivion everything Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders says, sometimes with comical results.
Seth Vargo removed a tool used by customers of his former employer, Chef. The company quickly restored it, because the software is open source.
Live TV broadcasts of political rallies, funerals and press conferences, may be more decisive than social media in shaping mass debate in South Africa.
Anti-Semitic trolls are creating an online list of Jewish people who are critical of white nationalism. Since its creation almost a month ago, it has become the fastest-growing alt-right group on the popular Telegram chat service.
By Sarah Marsh
September 12, 2019
Twitter Inc has blocked the accounts of Cuban Communist Party Leader Raul Castro, his daughter Mariela Castro and Cuba’s top state-run media outlets, a move the Cuban Union of Journalists denounced as “massive censorship”.