Media Bits and Bytes - October 6, 2020
- FLASH! Facebook Bans QAnon
- Thoughts and Prayers
- Did the White House Edit Out a Presidential Cough?
- The Media and Vote Suppression
- Trump’s Shout-out Boosts Neo-Nazis Online
- Standing Up to Mark Z
- 11 Films and TV Shows That Scare Conservatives
- Broadband in Red and Blue States
- Tech Reshapes Art
- Italian Media’s China Demon
The change is a significant escalation over its previous actions targeting QAnon and one of the broadest rules the social media giant has put in place in its history.
By Donie O’Sullivan and Alaa Elassar
“The Squad” expressed surprise when Twitter posted about its policy against wishing harm or death to someone in light of President Trump’s Covid-19 diagnosis. They have all received threats on social media and say Twitter isn’t doing enough about it.
By Oliver O’Connell
By Yochai Benkler
Columbia Journalism Review
Hundreds of new people have flooded the forums the white nationalist Proud Boys uses to organize.
By Emma Graham-Harrison
Christian right critics call the film ‘Cuties’ their ‘worst fears realised’. But they’ve been spooked – and at war with Hollywood – for years.
By Tom Wheeler
Trump FCC’s efforts have focused on Donald Trump’s base of rural voters. There are almost three times as many Americans without a broadband subscription in blue urban areas than in red state rural areas.
By Emily Cegielski
Drue Kataoka’s artwork, which spans genres from steel sculpture and painting to virtual reality and EEG brainwaves, is at the forefront of democratizing art and, in the process, creating massive social impact.
By Simone Pieranni
il manifesto global
China is a great political laboratory which will play a more and more important role in our lives, so we might as well take it seriously, or—at the very least—treat it like we would any other country.
By Cory Doctorow
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Who said anything about leaving telecoms or entertainment untouched by antitrust? The companies that make up those industries are in desperate need of tougher antitrust enforcement.