Media Bits and Bytes - July 14, 2020
- The Rise of Protest Aggregators
- The Messed Up Media Environment
- Linux Bans Language
- Tucker’s Blues
- Philippines: Duterte Suppresses Broadcaster
- Fox News Loses It
By Amos Barshad
July 10, 2020
Columbia Journalism Review
By Oliver Darcy
July 17, 2020
If one's primary intention is not necessarily to accurately inform or make a good faith argument, but instead to prey on preexisting political narratives to score cheap clicks and engagement on social media, the rules of the game change.
By Shannon Vavra
June 30, 2020
Data show a rise in invasive surveillance software known as stalkerware — applications that can spy on partners’ texts, calls, social media use and geolocation information — since the coronavirus pandemic began.
Government Snooping By Allison Matyus, July 9, 2020, Digital Trends
Leaving Hong Kong By Helen Davidson and Alex Hern, July 7, 2020, The Guardian
By Catalin Cimpanu
July 11, 2020
Carlson said that he doesn’t “endorse” Blake Neff’s racist posts—but also criticized the media for reporting on his ex-writer’s words.
By Karen Lema and Neil Jerome Morales
July 10, 2020
Philippine lawmakers rejected the renewal of a 25-year license for country’s top broadcaster, outraging activists who saw the move to keep ABS-CBN Corp off the air as part of a political vendetta on behalf of President Rodrigo Duterte.
By Paul Blest
June 15, 2020
Fox News has been so hell-bent on covering the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone in Seattle as a sort of existential threat to America that they’ve run altered photos of the scene and (unwittingly) regurgitated Monty Python jokes as evidence of a mutiny in the commune.