All posts by Zaid Shoorbajee

Syrian Refugee and Facebook Go to Court Over Fake News

It’s doubtful that Anas Modamani, a Syrian refugee in Germany, ever thought that his simple selfie with German Chancellor Angela Merkel would get him in so much trouble. His photo initially became a symbol for the country’s openness to refugees. But soon after, false reports

No, Trump TV Doesn’t Already Exist. But, Here’s What it Might Look Like.

On March 12, 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered his “Fireside Chat,” a regular radio broadcast that helped define his presidency. The Fireside Chat marked a turning point in presidential communication.  Roosevelt’s experiment didn’t set an immediate precedent. Eventually, President Ronald Reagan picked up the practice again, delivering

RCFP Introduces a Wiki for FOIA

Any good reporter knows that Wikipedia is not a reliable source. You can look up basic information, check the references, and confirm the facts for yourself. But you cannot embarrass yourself by telling a colleague that you found something out from Wikipedia. You’re a journalist