A panel of journalists and legal and communications experts discussed this summer’s nationwide protests against police brutality, and what sustained them as a movement, during a virtual event on Oct. 8.
The massively popular video-sharing app TikTok has found itself in the middle of a political crossfire in recent weeks after the Trump administration issued executive actions against its parent company and voiced concerns about data and national security.
Earlier this month, controversial Trump appointee Michael Pack was confirmed to head the U.S. Agency for Global Media. In mid-June, he fired all the top executives at the agency and froze spending. He now faces a lawsuit alleging that he breached the “firewall” that protects government-funded media from political interference.
President Trump’s daily press briefings during the coronavirus pandemic have drawn millions of viewers, but some in the media have criticized television networks for airing the briefings which have veered into misinformation and campaign rhetoric. “If it were up to me, and it’s not, I