Category: Media

Google Employees Uncover Ongoing Work on Censored China Search

Google Employees Uncover Ongoing Work on Censored China Search

The Intercept Futurism Ryan Gallagher | The Intercept | Source URL Google employees have carried out their own investigation into the company’s plan to launch a censored search engine for China and say they are concerned that development of the project remains ongoing, The Intercept can reveal. Late last year, […]

German Data Privacy Commissioner Says Article 13 Inevitably Leads to Filters, Which Inevitably Lead to Internet “Oligopoly”

German Data Privacy Commissioner Says Article 13 Inevitably Leads to Filters, Which Inevitably Lead to Internet “Oligopoly”

Cory Doctorow | Boing Boing via EFF | Source URL German Data Privacy Commissioner Ulrich Kelber is also a computer scientist, which makes him uniquely qualified to comment on the potential consequences of the proposed new EU Copyright Directive. The Directive will be voted on at the end of this […]

Facebook is ‘actively suppressing posts from conservative media sources’, whistle-blower claims

Facebook is ‘actively suppressing posts from conservative media sources’, whistle-blower claims

Joe Pinkstone | The Daily Mail | Source URL An ex-Facebook employee claims the social media platform is censoring content from some conservative publishers and commentators. The California-based social media giant has been accused of using software manipulation or ‘special features’ to ‘deboost’ traffic to certain sites and individuals, especially […]

YouTube Unleashed a Conspiracy Theory Boom. Can It Be Contained?

YouTube Unleashed a Conspiracy Theory Boom. Can It Be Contained?

Kevin Roose | The New York Times | Source URL Last month, the YouTube star Shane Dawson uploaded his new project: a 104-minute documentary, “Conspiracy Theories With Shane Dawson.” In the video, set to a spooky instrumental soundtrack, Mr. Dawson unspooled a series of far-fetched hypotheses. Among them: that iPhones […]

YouTube to crack down on conspiracy videos: Video site to stop recommending ‘blatantly false’ videos to users

YouTube to crack down on conspiracy videos: Video site to stop recommending ‘blatantly false’ videos to users

Mark Prigg | The Daily Mail | Source URL YouTube claims it will stop recommending conspiracy videos.  Following complaints over the number of unwelcome videos appearing in recommendations, the Google-owned site says it plans to try and banish them. It says  ‘borderline’ videos that come close to violating community guidelines or […]

No need to install: Microsoft has controversial fake news filter NewsGuard built into mobile browser

No need to install: Microsoft has controversial fake news filter NewsGuard built into mobile browser

RT Natural News Source URL Corporate and neocon-backed startup NewsGuard is one step closer to its vision of bringing its “unreliable” news rater to every screen after Microsoft makes it an integral part of its Edge mobile browser. Rather than having to download an app as before, Edge users on […]

NBC and MSNBC Blamed Russia for Using “Sophisticated Microwaves” to Cause “Brain Injuries” in U.S. “Diplomats” in Cuba. The Culprits Were Likely Crickets.

NBC and MSNBC Blamed Russia for Using “Sophisticated Microwaves” to Cause “Brain Injuries” in U.S. “Diplomats” in Cuba. The Culprits Were Likely Crickets.

Glenn Greenwald | The Intercept | Source URL NBC News and MSNBC specialize in repeating and disseminating what U.S intelligence officials tell them to say and then calling that servitude “reporting.” Those two networks really are the all-but-official outlets for CIA messaging. And this status has led their brightest on-air stars […]

‘They Can Do Whatever They Want To You,’ Says Woman Who Claims She’s Been ‘Brain-Mapped’ By Electronic Stalkers’

Dr. Phil Show | Source URL Debbie says she believes she is being “electronically harassed” by people who shock her with electricity, have “brain-mapped” her and project visions of aliens through her optic nerve.  “They can do whatever they want to you,” she claims.  “I know how crazy it sounds […]