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Subject Media Bits and Bytes - August 13, 2019
Date August 14, 2019 12:00 AM
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MEDIA BITS AND BYTES - AUGUST 13, 2019  
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_ Twitter; Whitewashing the Shootings; That Times Headline; Warren
for Net Accessibility; Schmucker; Facebook and Surveillance; Cops
Propagandize Online _

The New York Times retracted a headline about President Trump's
response to mass shootings that prompted widespread backlash, Illo:
WGBH

 

* Activists Call on Social Network to Ban White Supremacists
* How the Media Whitewashed the Shootings
* “Trump vs Racism”: How Wrong a Headline Can Be
* Warren’s High-Speed Internet Access Proposal
* Tucker Carlson: Terror’s Mouthpiece
* Victory! Lawsuit May Proceed Against Facebook’s Biometric
Surveillance
* Hashtag Propaganda

Activists Call on Social Network to Ban White Supremacists
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By Emily McPhie
August 7, 2019
Broadband Breakfast

A coalition of more than 50 human, civil, and digital rights groups
has called on Twitter to ban key advocates of white supremacy from
its platform.

 

How the Media Whitewashed the Shootings
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By Lulu Garcia-Navarro
August 9, 2019
The Atlantic

It was the deadliest attack targeting Latinos in recent U.S. history.
Why wasn’t that the headline?

“Trump vs Racism”: How Wrong a Headline Can Be
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By Gabriel Snyder
August 6, 2019
Columbia Journalism Review

Readers, journalists, and politicians taking to Twitter to attack the
New York Times for failing to call out Trump’s racism and
accepting his narrative that he opposes racial discrimination. 

Warren’s High-Speed Internet Access Proposal
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By Devin Coldewey
August 7, 2019
Telecrunch

She proposes to make sure “every home in America has a fiber
broadband connection at a price families can afford.”

Tucker Carlson: Terror’s Mouthpiece
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By Nathan Robinson
August 10, 2019
The Guardian

The Fox New host’s nightly diatribes are making the US an ever more
terrifying place for immigrants and people of color.

Victory! Lawsuit May Proceed Against Facebook’s Biometric
Surveillance
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By Adam Schwartz
August 9, 2019
Electronic Frontier Foundation

The decision, by the federal Ninth Circuit about an Illinois privacy
law, is the first by an American appellate court to directly identify
the unique hazards of face surveillance. 

Hashtag Propaganda
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By Erica X Eisen
July 30, 2019
The Baffler

With their incursion into cyberspace, government bodies seek to
project an image of their power not just at points of contact but at
all times and in all places.

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