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 2018-07-12 17:44 

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The FCC's Sneaky Plan To Make It Easier To Ignore ISP Complaints...

From real news to fake news then back again. The FCC this week was slated to vote on some seemingly insubstantial changes to the way the agency fields consumer complaints, but journalists and consumer advocates appear to have derailed the plan. It began w...

 2018-07-10 22:44 

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Fake News Is A Meaningless Term, And Our Obsession Over It Continues To Harm Actual News...

Many people forget now, but in the wake of the 2016 election, it was mainly those opposed to Donald Trump who were screaming about "fake news." They wanted an explanation for what they believed was impossible -- and one thing that many, especially...

 2018-07-06 20:20 

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Malaysian Government Decides To Dump Its Terrible Anti-Fake News Law...

Malaysia's government seized upon the term "fake news" as a way to silence coverage of internal corruption. The new law gave the government a way to steer narratives and control negative coverage, going beyond its already-tight control of loca...

 2018-07-05 17:39 

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Police Chief Tries To Blame Newspaper Shooting On The Loss Of Social Media Monitoring Tool, But It Doesn't Add Up...

The first response to a tragedy by many public officials is to capitalize on it. That's what the Anne Arundel County police are doing in the aftermath of the shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper that left five journalists dead. Police Chief Willi...

 2018-06-26 21:30 

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Techdirt Podcast Episode 172: Are Tech And Journalism At Odds With Each Other?...

Between Elon Musk's proposal for a website ranking the credibility of journalists and Tim Draper blaming the collapse of Theranos on the press (not to mention Peter Thiel's attack on Gawker), it feels like there's a war brewing between Silicon...

 2018-06-26 16:46 

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Australian Parliament Sends Ethics Committee After A Citizen For Mocking Gov't Official On Twitter...

It's 2018 and governments we assume to be enlightened guardians of civil liberties are still doing authoritarian things like turning journalists over to "ethics" committees for illegal tweets. Unbelievably, the Queensland (AU) Parliament restr...

 2018-06-25 16:38 

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Leaked ICE Manual Shows Gov't Allowing Informants To Engage In Illegal Behavior, Impersonate Lawyers, Journalists, And Doctors...

The 9/11 attacks gave us the DHS . And from that atrocity came ICE . We used to get by with Customs and a Border Patrol, but no, we needed something additional that tied the homeland's "security" to a new, deeply brutal form of "customs en...

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