Media Bits and Bytes - August 25, 2020
- CNN: ‘Enough!’
- The Digital Divide in Education
- Facebook’s Epidemic of Health Lies
- Our Algorithmic Future
- TikTok Sues US
- The Tech Cold War
- Ad Sales in Free Fall
- The Risks of Twitter
- Remembering Lorenzo Milam
CNN cut off President Donald Trump’s Republican National Convention speech on Monday, branding his comments “wrong, misleading, or outright lies.”
As coronavirus forces many schools online this fall, millions of disconnected students are being left behind.
Websites spreading misinformation about health attracted nearly half a billion views on Facebook in April alone, as the coronavirus pandemic escalated worldwide, a report has found.
By David Beer
August 21, 2020
The backlash against how an algorithm was used to decide people’s exam results and the unevenness of the outcomes for people from different backgrounds gives us an insight into the ongoing tussle over our algorithmic future.
By Jodi Xu Klein
August 24, 2020
South China Morning Post
TikTok sued the US government on Monday over an executive order that would ban the popular short-form video-sharing app in the United States. It was the app’s strongest opposition yet in an escalating battle with Trump.
As the U.S.-China “tech war” widens, investors are betting on China’s efforts to replace U.S. technologies with indigenous applications to run networks in the state sector.
By Brian Steinberg
August 18, 2020
Several influential marketers have yanked their commercials off prominent social platforms, worried that lax rules about content mean their ads run alongside polarizing comments, distasteful screeds and social posts aimed at manipulating the masses.
Calling out your colleagues on Twitter can get results. But it also has risks.
By Nan Rubin
August 14, 2020
Lorenzo was in large part responsible for creating a national movement that launched hundreds of grassroots radio stations, touched thousands of lives and warped the shape of public broadcasting forever.