After Facebook unveiled a policy exempting political ads from being fact-checked and removed, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced last week the social media platform will be banning all political ads. The surprise announcement puts the two social media giants on opposite sides of the debate over combatting disinformation ahead of the 2020 election.
Joe Biden’s presidential campaign renewed its public feud with The New York Times on Wednesday in protest of its coverage of the Ukraine scandal. In a letter sent to Executive Editor Dean Baquet, Biden’s deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfield blasted The Times for lending legitimacy
The New York Times found itself in the news again last Thursday when it was widely criticized for publishing information about the Trump-Ukraine whistleblower’s identity. Within a few hours of the story going live, “#CancelNYT” was trending on Twitter and the wait time to cancel reader subscriptions had reportedly reached four hours.
A number of videos of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi that were distorted to make her appear drunk and incomprehensible were widely propagated by conservative pages and accounts across social media last Friday. The videos of Pelosi’s speech at an event at the left-leaning
The internet and social media are being used as both battlegrounds for activism and cesspools of criminal activity with little to no regulation.
Orders from the government amid rising political tensions have left citizens without access to social media platforms and messaging services for months.
In the age of social media, you don’t have to be a journalist to break news in real-time. Anyone with a Twitter account can be the first to shine light on stories and events within seconds of them happening (think natural disasters, terrorist attacks, political
Deputy Editor in Chief Caroline Corbett, Editor in Chief Rob Cline, International Editor Shayna Greene and International Writer Michael Kohler reflect on the media’s role in the politics of climate change, the implications for press freedom post-Khashoggi and Acosta, and the boom of anecdotal “news”
News outlets failed to fact-check the President’s incorrect statements about the recently filed court documents.
Berliners used social media to protest the creation of a Google Campus, which would drive up rent and make the cost of living higher than manageable.