Category: Internet

Keith A. Spencer: Twitter is not that important

Call it Twitter Supremacy: the idea that one’s Twitter following, habits and adroitness at manipulating public opinion via the microblogging site are the sole indicators of success

Glenn Greenwald: Four Viral Claims That Are False

Facebook and Twitter are used by American journalists to endorse factually false claims that quickly spread and become viral, entrenched into narratives, and thus, can never be adequately corrected

Shahid Buttar: St. Louis Rises Up Again

Corporate Media Ignore Uprising

David Masciotra: America flunks freshman comp

Putting our democracy at risk

CJ Hopkins: Who’s Afraid of Corporate COINTELPRO?

In our brave new Internet-dominated world, corporations like Google, Twitter, and Facebook (not to mention Amazon), are, for elitist wankers like me, in the immortal words of Colonel Kurz, “either friends or they are truly enemies to be feared”

Histyar Qader: Youtube, Facebook & Kurdish-Shiite Tensions

After clashes in northern Iraq this week, hundreds of fake pictures have flooded Iraqi social media. Some are real, some not, but leaders on both sides say it’s leading to a dangerous escalation of tensions. Given the partisan nature of much of the media funding in Iraq, there’s always been a fair amount of fake Read more…

David Dayen: Google So Big, It’s Shaping Opioid Policy

And It’s Screwing It Up

Julianne Tveten: “Fake News” Scare Marginalizing the Left

In characterizing the ads as menacing mirrors of right and left ideologies, mainstream media’s message remains clear: Only the corporate-sponsored center can be trusted

Sam Biddle: Make Mark Zuckerberg Testify

Zuckerberg should publicly testify under oath before Congress on his company’s capabilities to influence the political process, be it Russian meddling or anything else

Kali Holloway: The Alt-Right Isn’t Going Anywhere

A Reddit group is helping to infuse the extremist movement with constant new life

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