Media Bits and Bytes - October 20, 2020
- Democracy Dies in the Light
- FCC: Social Media Must Spread Trump’s Lies
- Embattled Thai Government Targets Media
- NBC Rewards Trump
- What They Mean By ‘Transparency’
- Tik Tok Takes Over
- Social Media Corps Ax QAnon
- Video Game Looks at Racism Under COVID
- Unions Protect App Drivers’ Rights
- YouTubers of the World Unite
By June Hollar
Trump has openly pressured his cabinet members to use the levers of state power to target his opponents and aid his re-election. Bizarrely blasé front-page reports frame the story as a spat between Trump and his cabinet.
As Trump requested, FCC head Ajit Pai proposes to limit social media websites’ legal immunity.
“We’re rewarding Trump’s bad behavior and playing his game,” said a top source at NBCUniversal.
By Svea Windwehr and Jillian C. York
TikTok offers radically different content than other social media platforms.
QAnon is facing a wave of bans by tech companies. These are the platforms that have and haven't responded to the conspiracy theory.
Chanee Choi’s “Pandemic” is a video game and it is art. And the “art game” is not an escape from reality as we know it right now.
Uber, Lyft and DoorDash are funding a ballot initiative that would enable them to avoid complying with California’s labor protections.
By Jelena Prtorić
What happens when a grassroots, international creators’ movement and a traditional trade union join forces.