Tag Archives: fake news

Google Down-Ranks Real News

  Photo by enriscapes As alluded to in yesterday’s post, the 2016 shock to what we might politely call political orthodoxy provided a boost to mainstream news subscriptions. “The [New York Times] added 276,000 net digital-only subscriptions in the final three … Continue reading

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Disruption achieved.  What now?

Photo by michaklootwijk Returning to the generalization that the internet is the “best thing ever to happen to democracy,” I have to ask this:  if the proof of the pudding is in the eating, how do we like the soufflé so … Continue reading

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A Free Press Needs to Be Expensive

As a follow-up to my last post, I see that the Electronic Frontier Foundation has (not surprisingly) also accused the News Media Alliance (NMA) of petitioning the incoming administration to “weaken fair use doctrine” and, by extension, threaten press freedom … Continue reading

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The Fake News Problem: It’s not them, it’s us.

via GIPHY (Okay, it’s a little bit them.) It’s kinda like on November 9th, everyone suddenly discovered that social media fosters a fake news problem. Well, better late than never I suppose, but just because the topic of fake news … Continue reading

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