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Those hurt by Facebook write open letters to Mark Zuckerberg because nothing else works

3 weeks ago admin2 Comments Off on Those hurt by Facebook write open letters to Mark Zuckerberg because nothing else works
Facebook says it’s “close” to banning Alex Jones’s InfoWars, a website notorious for spreading for conspiracy theories, including that the deadly 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting in the US was a hoax. The decision comes as pressure from journalists intensified in recent weeks. But those who were most affected by InfoWars claims have been asking Read More

Venezuela’s unfolding crisis, as told by its version of The Onion

3 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Venezuela’s unfolding crisis, as told by its version of The Onion
Venezuela’s presidential election will take place on May 20, amid various crises. Inflation is by some measures 18,000%, meaning basic food items can cost a month’s salary. Cash is worth so little that people are making bags out of it. The incumbent president, Nicolás Maduro, is expected to rig the election. The best way to Read More

The world’s largest democracy is out to stifle its already docile press

5 months ago admin2 Comments Off on The world’s largest democracy is out to stifle its already docile press
Press freedom in India has taken a dangerous turn a year before the country’s next general elections. On April 02, the Narendra Modi-led government said it had amended the guidelines for accreditation of journalists so as to punish those accused of producing “fake news.” According to the new rules, the first instance of violation would Read More

Bitkan CEO Discusses China, Bitcoin Cash, and the ‘K Site’

5 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Bitkan CEO Discusses China, Bitcoin Cash, and the ‘K Site’
Interview During the Satoshi’s Vision Conference in Tokyo, news.Bitcoin.com spoke with the CEO of Bitkan, Fang Yu, about the recent regulatory actions against cryptocurrency exchanges in China alongside her company’s new venture a vertical paid market called the Bitkan ‘K Site.’ The project will attempt to establish a decentralized media outlet that offers incentives to Read More

Thanks to Mainstream Media, the Public Are Clueless About Cryptocurrency

6 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Thanks to Mainstream Media, the Public Are Clueless About Cryptocurrency
News Did you hear that bitcoin’s dead? Or how about the new coin that’s going to be the next ethereum? Also, there’s this cryptocurrency called verge that experts are tipping to make huge gains this year. And let’s not forget ripple either. You should totally load up on $3 ripple. Navigating the cryptocurrency landscape is Read More

The official Harry Potter universe was fooled by fake news about wizarding

9 months ago admin2 Comments Off on The official Harry Potter universe was fooled by fake news about wizarding
When it comes to making a buck or a pound, the beneficiaries of the Harry Potter franchise leave no magical stone unturned. But the universe of the beloved wizarding series, with its spin-off play, textbook, and movies, has gotten so big, gatekeepers are starting to make mistakes about its own lore. Now fake news about Read More

Cameroon has restricted internet access for more than 150 days in 2017

9 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Cameroon has restricted internet access for more than 150 days in 2017
For almost two months now, Cameroon’s government has restricted access to social media and messaging apps in its Anglophone regions, adding to the already simmering tensions in the country. The current two-month cutoff is the second prolonged restriction in 2017: there was a 93-day, complete internet shutdown that lasted from January to April. Altogether, the Read More

Finally, a source for hyper-bipartisan clickbait

9 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Finally, a source for hyper-bipartisan clickbait
* FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE * LEBANON, KANSAS, Nov. 19, 2017—From the geographical and arguably spiritual center of the United States comes a new publication, DEFINITIVE FACTS, founded with a mission to serve Americans with “clickbait for the radical moderate.” “Most news sites that operate purely to generate clicks are really one-sided,” said Editor-in-Chief Hussein Garcia-Smith. Read More

The day I quit journalism

9 months ago admin2 Comments Off on The day I quit journalism
I was frustrated by newspapers’ glacial transition to the web. Now I wish we could turn back the clock. It was the summer of 2005, and I was a new college grad filled with anticipation and glee as I packed for the long trip from my childhood hometown to my brilliant, prosperous, tech-savvy future.I’d been Read More

Today’s biggest threat to democracy isn’t fake news—it’s selective facts

9 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Today’s biggest threat to democracy isn’t fake news—it’s selective facts
There are two contrasting stories that vividly show the benefits and downsides of illegal immigration in America: that of the immigrants who are making the country a better, more inclusive place, and those who are destroying the cultural values on which the US is predicated. During the 2016 US presidential election, Democrats and the Republicans Read More