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Is Facebook Bad for Democracy?

6 months in, The New York Times is expanding the Wirecutter to babies, personal finance and pet gear

The Wirecutter made a name for itself by serving up great deals to tech obsessives hungry for the latest gadgets. But the best deal it ever offered …

Journalism

Don’t Blame Twitter

In an <i>NYT</i> story over the weekend, Twitter co-founder Evan Williams apologized if the platform he helped create played a part in getting Donald Trump …

Evan Williams

Revealed: Facebook's internal rulebook on sex, terrorism and violence

Leaked policies guiding moderators on what content to allow are likely to fuel debate about social media giant’s ethics<p>Facebook’s secret rules and guidelines for deciding what its 2 billion users can post on the site are revealed for the first time in a Guardian investigation that will fuel the …

Social Media

Facebook reminds publishers yet again: Post meaningful and authentic stories

<b>"People on Facebook value meaningful, informative stories"</b>:<p>People expect the stories in their feed to be meaningful to them — and we have learned …

Facebook

Democrats are falling for fake news about Russia

Why liberal conspiracy theories are flourishing in the age of Trump.<p>President Donald Trump is about to resign as a result of the Russia scandal. Bernie Sanders and Sean Hannity are Russian agents. The Russians have paid off House Oversight Chair Jason Chaffetz to the tune of $10 million, using …

Donald Trump

Facebook Exec Says Technical Updates Are More Effective Than Fact Checkers To Fight Fake News

Facebook’s head of News Feed says he was “caught off guard” by public outcry over the spread of misinformation on its platform during the election.<p>Posted on May 19, 2017, 17:05 GMT<p>BuzzFeed<p>Adam Mosseri delivers a keynote at the International Journalism Fesitval in April 2017.<p>Six months ago, Facebook …

Facebook

This is the story behind that double push alert The New York Times sent about Comey’s Trump memo

Just before 5:30 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday, millions of New York Times app users saw — twice — the news that ousted FBI director James Comey had written a memo detailing President Trump’s request that he stop the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.<p>It was a major scoop …

Journalism

5 Authoritarian Regimes That Shape Facebook's Censorship Policies

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER<p>In the aftermath of the <i>Charlie Hebdo</i> shooting in Paris, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pledged to protect free speech. But …

Washington Post, Breaking News, Is Also Breaking New Ground

Since The Washington Post’s Watergate-era glory days, my need to read that paper has waxed and waned. I already pay for and scour The New York Times (of course), The Wall Street Journal and The New Yorker, which is a lot to manage before I even get to the books on my night stand and Kindle. So I …

Journalism

Roger Ailes Was a Revolutionary in Reactionary Clothing

Love him or hate him, he created our political world.<p>The great boogeyman of liberals everywhere, Roger Ailes, has been gathered in by his creator, and will never haunt their dreams again. The reinventor of Richard Nixon and the image-enhancer behind Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, he dragged …

Roger Ailes

Facebook Inks MLB Pact to Live-Stream Free Game Weekly

Facebook, in a notable move forward on its premium video strategy, has reached a deal with Major League Baseball to live-stream 20 games for free …

Major League Baseball

Former Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes Dies, Leaving a Deeply Conflicted Legacy

It seems fitting somehow that the death on Wednesday of Fox News co-founder and former chairman Roger Ailes caused almost as much discord, …

Roger Ailes

Trump weighs downsizing Spicer’s public role

Several officials say Spicer is no longer expected to do a daily, on-camera briefing after Trump's foreign trip.<p>President Donald Trump is considering scaling back White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s public role, according to several officials familiar with the president’s thinking, as Trump …

Sarah Huckabee Sanders

The Skimm Is the Ivanka Trump of Newsletters

“There’s a lot of stuff in the world. It’s confusing.”Thinkstock For many concerned citizens of the world, the scariest part of Donald Trump’s …

Donald Trump

Pulitzer prize winner blocked from Facebook after series of 'corruption facts' posts

Pulitzer prize winner Matthew Caruana Galizia has been temporarily locked out of his Facebook page after complaints were filed about a series of …

Corruption

Facebook paid pubs to use Live. Here’s what happened at the <i>Times</i>.

<b>The number of live videos</b> posted to <i>The New York Times’</i> main Facebook page has consistently surpassed regular videos in the 12 months since Facebook …

Journalism

Data Firm Funded By Backer Of Donald Trump And Breitbart Threatens To Sue The Guardian

The British news organization had been investigating links between conservative billionaire Robert Mercer and the Brexit vote.<p>Cambridge Analytica, a U.S. data analytics firm backed by Robert Mercer, and its British affiliate, SCL Elections Limited, have threatened to sue The Guardian following a …

Censorship

White House Fights a Familiar Enemy: The Press

As the White House reeled on Tuesday from a chaotic 24 hours, bookended by a pair of bombshell scoops raising serious questions about President Trump’s comportment in the Oval Office, the administration and its surrogates quickly settled on a blunt message: Blame the press.<p>“National security is put …

Donald Trump

News Feed FYI: New Updates to Reduce Clickbait Headlines

<i>By Arun Babu, Engineer, Annie Liu, Engineer, and Jordan Zhang, Engineer</i><p>People tell us they don’t like stories that are misleading, sensational or …

Gingrich urges Trump to shut down White House press room

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said on Tuesday that President Donald Trump should "close down the White House press briefing room.”<p>"I am personally offended by the American news media. I think it is destructive and disgusting. It is a danger to the country right now," Gingrich said. He also …

Donald Trump

The Washington Post is the first national news publisher to debut a Reddit profile page

The Washington Post today launched a Reddit public profile, a new personal page that will allow The Post to share stories and moderate its own discussions with loyal users on the platform.<p>“We aim to meet readers where they are, and that includes Reddit’s 270 million monthly users, hundreds of whom …

Journalism

Facebook promised to tackle fake news. But the evidence shows it's not working

Following pressure from users, the social network introduced tools to stem the spread of false information. But the rollout has been rocky at best<p>When Facebook’s new fact-checking system labeled a Newport Buzz article as possible “fake news”, warning users against sharing it, something unexpected …

Journalism

The Bizarre Story Behind the FBI’s Fake Documentary About the Bundy Family

Ryan Bundy seemed uneasy as he settled into a white leather chair in a private suite at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. As the eldest son of Nevada …

Oregon

Facebook Refunds Some Advertisers After Finding New Measurement Bug

Facebook Inc. said it is issuing refunds to some advertisers after discovering a bug in its system that led it to overstate clicks on marketers’ websites, a disclosure that comes as Madison Avenue is demanding better and more transparent measurement from the social network.<p>In a blog post published …

Advertising

How The Pro-Trump Media Responds To A Crisis In Just 4 Steps

Stay quiet, blame and discredit, change the news cycle, and then close the loop. Seventeen hours in the fever swamp.

Elections

With AP Social Newswire, The Associated Press makes a foray into user-generated content

The Associated Press has become the latest news organization to get into the user-generated content game, announcing on Tuesday the launch of a new …

Journalism

The ex-employee who sued Snapchat for allegedly inflating metrics wants ‘whistleblower’ protection and a trial by jury

A former employee who claims Snap Inc. lied to investors ahead of its initial public offering has escalated his lawsuit against the company and is seeking protection under whistleblower laws.<p>Anthony Pompliano, who served as Snap's growth lead for three weeks in 2015, is transferring his suit …

Imran Khan

A Conversation With Liz Spayd, the Controversial Public Editor of The New York Times

“My job is not to win any popularity contests.”<p>It’s been a hell of a year for the public editor of <i>The New York Times.</i><p>The veteran journalist Liz Spayd started in the gig last July. As an independent liaison to the <i>Times</i>-reading public, Spayd’s job is to consider reader feedback and make …

Journalism