Media (page 4)

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    An important First Amendment case

    National Review Online highlights the latest developments in its legal battle with climate alarmist Michael Mann. National Review has filed a petition for a Writ of Certiorari with the United States Supreme Court requesting that in its forthcoming term it take up Mann v. National Review, the nation’s…
    Mitch Kokai, July 12, 2019
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    FCC taking closer look at dubious use of federal grants

    Chris White of the Daily Caller reports on a new investigation from the Federal Communications Commission. A commissioner with the Federal Communications Commission wants to know why two liberal nonprofit groups are using revenue from a federal program designed to give poor children internet access on various progressive…
    Mitch Kokai, July 11, 2019
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    Forest vs. N&O

    A page-one story in today’s News & Observer solicited this reaction from Lt. Gov. Dan Forest’s office: News & Observer has stooped to an all new low Raleigh, N.C. – Today, Jamey Falkenbury, Director of Communications released the following statement: “The News and Observer has stooped to an…
    Mitch Kokai, July 1, 2019
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    Google and microaggressions

    Arthur Bloom of the Daily Caller highlights interesting internal documents from tech giant Google. The newsletters provide insight into both genuinely troubling human resources issues and the prevalence of left-wing discourse within the company. Most items are submitted by Googlers, except where otherwise noted. In particular, there are…
    Mitch Kokai, June 27, 2019
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    Digging deeper into social media

    Michael Brendan Dougherty authors a National Review Online column with a simple, provocative headline: “What is Facebook?” Right now the debate has been about the difference between platforms and publishers. National Review Online is a publication. Our comments section, though moderated, is a platform. A publication is legally…
    Mitch Kokai, June 26, 2019
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    A proposal targeting Big Tech’s politics

    Chris White of the Daily Caller highlights a new proposal focusing on Big Tech’s political bias. Republican Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley introduced legislation Wednesday that would force tech companies to prove their political neutrality or face increased liability for use-made content. Hawley introduced the Ending Support for Internet…
    Mitch Kokai, June 20, 2019
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    Privacy and the social media giants

    Michael Brendan Dougherty of National Review Online describes efforts to reclaim privacy in a world dominated by social media giants. [W]e know that Facebook, Google, and other tech companies do things that are almost more insidious than responding to what we say in private. The scope of their…
    Mitch Kokai, June 20, 2019
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    Who Reads the Fine Print?

    The answer, of course, is “nobody.” In a recent opinion piece in the New York Times, Kevin Litman-Navarro explains why. Here’s a chart that summarizes the results of his analysis of the privacy policy statements provided by 150 social media companies. : As the chart shows, while a handful of…
    Jon Guze, June 13, 2019