After evading NPR reporter Mary Louise Kelly’s questions about former ambassador Marie Yovanovitch last week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the news media had become “unhinged.” Days later, the State Department further retaliated against NPR by barring one of its other journalists from the Pompeo’s traveling press pool.
In the midst of growing pressure on technology companies to regulate political advertising ahead of the 2020 election, Google announced last week it will limit advertisers’ ability to micro-target users on the basis of their political affiliations.
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
After President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani propogated unsubstantiated accusations of corruption against him, Joe Biden’s campaign circulated a letter to the broadcast networks, demanding that they stop booking Giuliani. The letter is the latest effort by Biden’s campaign to shape the narrative about the Trump-Ukraine scandal.
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.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Tuesday that Democrats would open a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump over reports that he pressured the Ukrainian president over the phone to investigate a political opponent. A whistleblower from within the intelligence community submitted a formal complaint
Students in the Ukraine are learning how to spot fake news in the midst of the presidential election and the growth of the far-right movement.
As the events surrounding Jamal Khashoggi’s murder unravel, other champions of freedom of expression got a second chance to tell their stories.