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October 21, 2017

The Czech Republic's Fake News Problem – The Atlantic

In Prague, there’s a popular website with a reputation among journalists and politicians for publishing content seemingly aimed at stirring up trouble or disrupting the […]
October 21, 2017

This Is Probably Why Donald Trump Sent His False 'Radical Islamic Terror In UK' Tweet

Donald Trump’s false claim that “radical Islamic terror” had fuelled a surge in violent crime in Britain was apparently a verbatim repeat of a TV report […]
October 20, 2017

Podcast: From climate change to Facebook

This week on The Kicker, Meg talks with Wisconsin-based journalist Cassandra Willyard about the challenge of covering climate change. Then Pete is joined by Emily […]
October 20, 2017

Debunked: Six of Donald Trump's controversial Twitter claims – Evening Standard

Donald Trump sparked outrage across the UK today by attributing a 13 per cent crime rise to ‘radical Islamic terror’. He was met with an […]
October 20, 2017

Social media crackdowns at the Times and Journal will backfire

Image via Pixabay The relationship between media outlets and social platforms like Twitter has always been tense. On some level, publishers know they have to […]
October 20, 2017

New MH17 Photograph Geolocated to Donetsk

On October 19, 2017, the Joint Investigation Team (JIT), the Dutch-led criminal investigation into the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) over Ukraine, published […]
October 20, 2017

Web giants to remove extremist content quickly

Tech companies including Google, Facebook and Twitter will work with G7 countries to block the spread of extremist content online. Earlier this year, G7 leaders […]
October 20, 2017

The media today: Two weeks in, the Weinstein fallout continues

Who knew? Who was harassed? Who else is out there? Two weeks after The New York Times blew the lid off the Harvey Weinstein story, […]
October 20, 2017

Emotional appeals and news values as factors of shareworthiness in Ice Bucket Challenge coverage

The 2014 amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Ice Bucket Challenge (IBC) received unprecedented attention by both news media and social media audiences. Using content analysis, this research […]
October 20, 2017

Former editor leaves newspaper after 18 years

A former editor of a weekly newspaper who stepped down after going on maternity leave has left the title after 18 years. Melanie West, left, […]
October 19, 2017

The global shop

In 1995, someone sold a broken laser pen for $14 on a site called AuctionWeb. This was the rather inauspicious start for online shopping, an […]
October 19, 2017

How Russia's election meddling could spell the end of an era for Facebook, Google and Twitter – The Independent

One consequence of a bitterly contested presidential election came into clearer focus this week: politicians aren’t letting Silicon Valley off the hook. Long accustomed to […]
October 19, 2017

GQ political editor Rupert Myers axed from magazine over ‘allegations’

GQ political editor Rupert Myers has had his contract with the men’s lifestyle magazine terminated after a number of allegations against him surfaced online. Myers, […]