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RT @CathyGellis: @mathewi @emilybell @jackshafer Be wary of outsourcing filtering decisions to 3rd parties. 1) it's bad for free speech if…
RT @alexwennerberg: just remembered how every new printer sold in the United States contains secret stenographic dots that encode metadata…
European Wikipedias have been turned off for the day to protest dangerous copyright laws https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/21/18275462/eu-copyright-directive-protest-wikipedia-twitch-pornhub-final-vote?utm_campaign=theverge&utm_content=entry&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter via @verge
It's worth noting here that the case that gave birth to the "shouting fire in a theater" quote was a classic case of censorship that was later overturned, and even Oliver Wendell Holmes (who said it) later changed his mind: https://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/11/its-time-to-stop-using-the-fire-in-a-crowded-theater-quote/264449/ https://twitter.com/DeanLuk/status/1108723630261833733
 
I wonder if any reporter has considered the practicality of Facebook vetting every video that's posted to their site? It's the one glaring omission in every story I've read about this.
RT @astroehlein: Long quote from @AdamSerwer's new must-read article: "The crimes of the Nazis have, for some, obscured the extent to wh…
“Our plane will try to crash, but we can sell you an extra upgrade that will warn you when it is trying to crash” is a great business model https://twitter.com/bentaub91/status/1108697831722885120
RT @klaszus: “That’s who this policy is designed for: not the future of news but the past; not the scrappy startups who might save the busi…
RT @dskok: This is an interesting study but I’d argue that it’s framing the debate incorrectly. It’s not about the independence of journali…
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RT @AOC: “How dare they refuse to say their name in a wrong accent & not mangle their own family name so that I can feel more comfortable i…
RT @zeynep: YES YES AND YES “The same media companies who have lambasted social media platforms for not acting fast enough to remove extrem…
Same https://twitter.com/rachsyme/status/1108371577106776064
Any comment @cshirky? https://twitter.com/DaveLeeBBC/status/1108512842594967553
RT @IChotiner: New Interview: Donna Brazile on why she decided to join Fox News, her problems with the media, Fox's role in fomenting bigot…
RT @MaggieJordanACN: Trump attacks McCain, again, saying he didn’t get a "thank you" for approving late senator’s funeral. https://t.co/t…
RT @TambayObenson: "A descendant of an American slave on Wednesday sued Harvard University to gain possession of photos of her great-great-…
RT @lukeoneil47: important thing for every writer without an ivy league horseshoe up your ass tenure milquetoast job is that you are going…
RT @lukeoneil47: Here’s my full quote I gave to the NYT. To anyone frustrated with the content gulag that says you have to do what the shit…
RT @SortaBad: Happy to announce I have submerged my children in the ocean so they no longer need to worry about drowning https://t.co/GQoJK…
RT @mdudas: I am beyond stunned. The @WSJ is basically stating that they're commodity information. I plan to immediately unsubscribe from m…
Does this mean you are going to run Macleans again @stevenson_mac https://twitter.com/jacquelineloch/status/1108468913996812289
RT @tomgara: One way or another, in the long run we all have to leave Twitter, and "got so furious at the appointment of an adjunct at NYU…
Honored to be part of this amazing group of journalists https://twitter.com/tigerbeat/status/1108396504060850182
RT @tigerbeat: #Mirrors19 nominees for excellence in media industry reporting include Jamal Khashoggi @mariabustillos @loisbeckett @jelani9…
Huge congrats to the many @CJR writers here - thrilled especially to see @mariabustillos and @mathewi on the list ...also worth mentioning CJR’s killer editors @kylepope @BetsyMorais and @nausjcaa https://twitter.com/mirrorawards/status/1108386423005155328
RT @raju: The billionaire owner of @latimes Patrick Soon-Shiong says he will invest what it takes to make the company ‘a viable business fo…
RT @joepompeo: "What happens if the contents of his report—if people even get to read it—don’t live up to the swirling drama that has sold…
RT @WSJ: Google is fined $1.7 billion in the EU for imposing ad restrictions on third-party sites, its third antitrust penalty from the blo…
RT @issielapowsky: “Tech platforms built these tools in response to pressure from regulators and engineered them to address a specific kind…
RT @rasmus_kleis: Good idea: "The BBC is proposing to launch a new charity to fund local news reporting across Britain ... The new organis…
RT @LevineJonathan: The Economist has apologized for a tweet asking whether transgender people should be "sterilized" https://t.co/g7ZJl0…
RT @kylegriffin1: Trump retweeted a nearly two-year-old video reposted by a QAnon conspiracy theorist on the far fringes of the Internet, v…
RT @brianstelter: The president is promoting a two year old video... and his own @TSA published a "mythbuster" story about it https://t.co/…
RT @DanaSchwartzzz: Are anti-vaxxers really going with “actually, the Black Plague wasn’t so bad”
RT @ggreenwald: Two men who have six wives between them - because they kept substituting their wives with younger replacements - and who ha…
RT @JuliaAngwin: Thread alert. Facebook’s changes to its ad targeting system are a huge win for civil rights. I want to tell a story abou…
RT @rasmus_kleis: "If you thought fake news on social media is what influences Indians, think again. Just 2.7%...believe the information th…
RT @StefanieMurray: Thread // Have you guys been following this awesome + incredibly impactful collaboration happening in California? It's…
RT @RuchoSharma: this is every journalist headshot
RT @journalismfest: 🗓️ Radical change in the world calls for radical changes in journalism #ijf19 with @JuliaAngwin, @dangillmor, @mathewi,…
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Is that a little chef emoji? What does that mean?
 
Ah yes, of course! Should have guessed
RT @mathewi: Lucy and Charlie Brown with the football dot gif https://twitter.com/laurahazardowen/status/1107987187876933632
The name Caspar Llewellyn Smith was produced by the Random British Name Generator, right? https://twitter.com/MarkDiStef/status/1108040204991037440
 
Yes, of course -- the Llewellyn part should have been a dead giveaway
 
The Welsh are of course "British." But they'd tell you they were Welsh first.
RT @mathewi: This whole story is a train wreck, but the first sentence is in a category by itself — if you're an editor who let this go thr…
This whole story is a train wreck, but the first sentence is in a category by itself — if you're an editor who let this go through you should be ashamed of yourself https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-news-jayme-closs-abductor-20190318-story.html
 
whoa, you aren't kidding.
RT @mathewi: This study by Facebook only looks at local news *that is already on Facebook* not at the supply of local news overall https://…
This study by Facebook only looks at local news *that is already on Facebook* not at the supply of local news overall https://twitter.com/brianstelter/status/1107615953230221312
 
I distrust this whole exercise. Facebook - a company which has demonstrated over and over again that it has an incredibly poor grasp of even the basics of journalism - ‘measuring’ a local news ecosystem through which it is trying to launder its own reputation 🤔
RT @mathewi: "Freedom of speech, not freedom of reach" https://twitter.com/jilliancyork/status/1106898086528540679
 
 
 
 
 
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