Bernstein names 21 Republican senators who privately expressed contempt for Trump

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The veteran Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein has publicly named 21 Republican senators he says have “repeatedly expressed extreme contempt for [Donald] Trump and his fitness” for office. As Trump Läs mer…

Ex-PMs unite in Australia in bid to curb power of Murdoch empire

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; In high public office, both men lived and died at the word of the world’s most influential media mogul, Rupert Murdoch. But now two former Australian prime ministers are Läs mer…

Facebook condemned for hosting neo-Nazi network with UK links

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A white supremacist network with more than 80,000 followers and links to the UK far right, including a student charged with terrorist offences, is being hosted by Facebook and Läs mer…

Earl Spencer seeks wider inquiry into BBC interview with Diana

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Earl Spencer has said he is “not at all satisfied” with the scope of the BBC’s investigation into the 1995 Panorama interview with his sister Princess Diana. The news Läs mer…

Apple accuses Facebook of 'disregard for user privacy'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Apple has criticised Facebook for trying to “collect as much data as possible” from users, saying it will push ahead with its planned launch of a new privacy feature Läs mer…

The conspiracy linking hip-hop and mass incarceration – podcasts of the week

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Picks of the week Louder Than A RiotThis superlative hip-hop podcast promises to “trace the collision of rhyme and punishment in America”, and it does so in detail. Was Läs mer…

Benjamin Law: the 10 funniest things I have ever seen (on the internet)

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; First up, I need to come clean: unlike all the fine people who’ve contributed to this series so far, I’m not technically a comedian. Also, I acknowledge that constantly Läs mer…

Twitter hires veteran hacker Mudge as head of security

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Twitter has appointed one of the world’s most respected hackers as its new head of security in the wake of a humiliating mass attack in July. The company has Läs mer…

The year 2000, from Big Brother to Beyonce – podcasts of the week

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Journalists Simran Hans and Tara Joshi offer smart analysis as well as nostalgia in Twenty Twenty. Plus: more ‘badman language’ and general larks with the Kurupt FM crew The Läs mer…

How 2020 transformed big tech: the story of Facebook, QAnon and the world’s slackening grip on reality

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; As with many others in Britain, lockdown hit Rachel and her husband, Philip, hard. Almost overnight, the couple, both in their early 50s, found themselves cut off from friends, Läs mer…

'Nobody can block it': how the Telegram app fuels global protest

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The controversial messaging app has moved huge crowds on the streets of Belarus. But who is its secretive puppet master? One Sunday in August, two weeks after Belarus’s authoritarian Läs mer…

Asking the questions, Jeremy Paxman! – podcasts of the week

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Picks of the week The Lock In with Jeremy PaxmanThe mighty Paxo rests his Mr Inquisitor reputation to concentrate on good conversation over a pint (or a Zoom) with Läs mer…

TikTok: false posts about US election reach hundreds of thousands

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; TikTok has emerged as an unexpected source of misinformation about the US election, with numerous inaccurate or misleading posts circulating as tech companies battle to contain falsehoods from Donald Läs mer…

Spotify to let artists promote music for cut in royalty rates

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Spotify has been accused of trying to create digital “payola”, after announcing a feature that would give artists an algorithmic boost on the company’s playlists – if they agree Läs mer…

'Putin could only dream of it': how Trump supercharged Russia's disinformation playbook

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; [embedded content] It seemed like the nightmare of 2016 all over again. On 21 October, less than two weeks before election day, US intelligence and law enforcement officials convened Läs mer…

Facebook has good reasons for blocking research into political ad targeting | John Naughton

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; It looked like another classic Facebook scandal: a report in the Wall Street Journal with the headline “Facebook Seeks Shutdown of NYU Research Project Into Political Ad Targeting”. The Läs mer…

Facebook leak reveals policies on restricting New York Post's Biden story

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Moderators had to manually intervene to limit distribution of Hunter Biden report Facebook moderators had to manually intervene to suppress a controversial New York Post story about Hunter Biden, Läs mer…

The human stories behind the fight for racial equality – podcasts of the week

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Picks of the week ResistancePoet Saidu Tejan-Thomas Jr hosts this unsanitised look at the human stories behind the surge of protests for racial equality in the US in 2020. Läs mer…

Former Facebook moderators sound alarm over treatment of workers ahead of US election

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Alison Trebacz, a former Facebook content moderator based in Arizona, remembers the day of the 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting, which killed 58 people and injured more than 800 Läs mer…