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Media Bits and Bytes - January 8, 2019

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Tech Workers Stand Up; TV Goes Global; Biz Adapts; China's History Censored; The End of Women's Mags; NBC News Confidential; German Hacker Nabbed

Since When Does Netflix Take Marching Orders From Saudi Arabia?

Dean Obeidallah The Daily Beast
Netflix has the power to reject attempts to silence those who use comedy to speak truth to power. Anything less makes the company complicit in Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman's plan to stifle those who criticize him.

Media Bits and Bytes - December 11, 2018

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Why CNN Fired Hill; Tech To Labor's Rescue; The Need For a Black Press; Regulating AI; News or Nonstop Lies?; Pretzels and Politics; NPR's Restless Temps

The Trump Administration’s Continued Attack on Science

Romany Webb and Lauren Kurtz Climate Law Blog - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
When this tracker was launched, we had 96 entries, almost two attempts to silence science each week during the 14 months after President Trump was elected. Since then, the Trump administration’s attacks on science have accelerated.
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