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Media Bits and Bytes - February 19, 2019

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New Report Exposes Facebook Fake News Schemes; Net Neutrality: FCC's Ajit Pai Loses in Court; The End of Amazon HQ2; Digital Pollution; New Tech for Privacy Protection; Automated Propaganda; The Ressa Case; We Interrupt This Emergency Declaration  

There Is Still Hope - Even for Me

Edward Snowden, Martin Knobbe, Jörg Schindler Spiegel online
In an interview, whistleblower Edward Snowden discusses his life in Russia, the power of the intelligence apparatuses and how he will continue his battle against all-encompassing surveillance by governments.

Billionaires vs. the Press in the Era of Trump

Emily Bazelon New York Times
A small group of superrich Americans — the president-elect among them — has laid the groundwork for an unprecedented legal assault on the media. Can they succeed?

"Riot" Charges Against Amy Goodman

Amy Goodman, Matt Taibbi, Trevor Timm Democracy Now! / Rolling Stone / Freedom of the Press Foundation
A North Dakota state prosecutor has sought to charge award-winning journalist Amy Goodman with participating in a "riot" for filming an attack on Native American-led anti-pipeline protesters. The new charge comes after the prosecutor dropped criminal trespassing charges. Democracy Now!’s report went viral online and was viewed more than 14 million times on Facebook
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