Media Bits and Bytes - June 30, 2020
- Busted For a Facebook Post
- What 'It Is What It Is' Is
- The Future of Cop Shows
- Will McClatchy Go Non-Profit?
- Green Software
- Facial Recognition and Racial Justice
- Mark on the Spot: Facebook Ad Boycott
By Taya Graham
June 26, 2020
The Real News
The FBI investigated and arrested Michael Avery for posting on Facebook about a Black Lives Matter protest. We talk with a tech industry whistleblower about "snitch apps" and how law enforcement uses technology to "protect" you.
By Abram Brown
June 29, 2020
By Thursday evening, it had become clear to the group of young tech designers, marketers and product managers that the website they had launched earlier that day had gone completely, totally viral, capturing attention from a widening swath of their industry.
TV networks have begun to reconsider the purpose of police-centric shows in their programming.
With the chain facing bankruptcy, the prospect that McClatchy could opt for nonprofit conversion was welcomed by many journalists and journalism-watchers.
Our throwaway habits can add up. If every adult in the UK sent one less “thank you” email per day, it would cut 16 tons of carbon each year.
Facial Recognition and Racial Justice
By James Clayton
June 29, 2020
The Stop Hate for Profit campaign is the latest movement to use boycott as a political tool. It's convinced a series of major companies to pull advertising from Facebook and some other social media companies.