Media Manipulation

Insta in 2020 as FB was in 2016 For Russian election meddlers, Instagram is a better bet than Facebook https://qz.com/1732697/for-russian-election-meddlers-its-all-about-instagram/

Facebook isn’t free speech, it’s algorithmic amplification optimized for outrage https://techcrunch.com/2019/10/20/facebook-isnt-free-speech-its-algorithmic-amplification-optimized-for-outrage/

Here’s 3 minutes of people telling Fox how bad they are for society. https://www.facebook.com/Mediamatters/videos/10155766609596167/

Denmark vs Fox Something is rotten at Fox News.

You’re watching Fox News. You just don’t know it. – Vox Fox News slant

Fox News Had a Different Reaction When Obama Wanted to Negotiate with North Korea Everything wrong with Fox News in one video 

NEW: Americans Steal Kremlin’s Playbook, for Clicks and Profit.  Our investigation found a former Fox News executive has been hiring Macedonians to pump out politically inflammatory flame bait, petitions, and the occasional conspiracy theory to Americans.

FOX News Just Got Taken Off The Air In The United Kingdom https://occupydemocrats.com/2017/08/29/fox-news-just-got-taken-off-air-united-kingdom/

Cambridge analytica to new name https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/05/02/cambridge_analytica_shutdown/

The CEO of Cambridge Analytica Was Caught on Video Offering to Meddle in Elections Using Sex Workers and Fake Bribes http://slate.me/2ICBz7w

A mysterious gut doctor is begging Americans to throw out “this vegetable” now. But like, which? – Vox

Sinclair media 

News Anchors Reciting Sinclair Propaganda Is Even More Terrifying in Unison

News propaganda Sinclair Did you see that video of all the TV news anchors reading from the same script about fake news? Maybe you asked yourself: What is happening to local news??? The answer is … Sinclair. 

Facebook includes Breitbart in new ‘high quality’ news tab This article is more than 7 months old

The social media site has received backlash over its choice to include a publication that has been called ‘the platform for the alt-right’ https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/oct/25/facebook-breitbart-news-tab-alt-right

Koch network could serve as potent resistance in Trump era

Media culture challenge for impeachment broadcast https://apple.news/AUOqMWhwgRXu_mWag6X1LYw

Last month, Facebook’s first president Sean Parker opened up about his regrets over helping create social media as we know it today. “I don’t know if I really understood the consequences of what I was saying, because of the unintended consequences of a network when it grows to a billion or 2 billion people and it literally changes your relationship with society, with each other,” Parker said. “God only knows what it’s doing to our children’s brains.” https://gizmodo.com/former-facebook-exec-you-don-t-realize-it-but-you-are-1821181133

Trump’s FCC May Let ISPs Sell Your Private Data Without Your Consent ISPs like Comcast and AT&T want Republicans to roll back FCC “opt-in” data privacy protections. http://motherboard.vice.com/read/trumps-fcc-may-let-isps-sell-your-private-data-without-your-consent?utm_source=mbfb

The Senate just voted to undo landmark rules covering your Internet privacy https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2017/03/23/congress-is-poised-to-undo-landmark-rules-covering-your-internet-privacy/?utm_term=.07d6d2402d61

Eric garland Twitter Guys. You’re going to hear news stories of a variety of types of awful. Here’s my guide on how to survive and thrive.

1. The vast majority of people are good.

News is generated either by legitimate reports of truly awful characters, or by PR firms.

There are 5 PR employees for every journalism employee.

So, when the news is utterly horrid, you’ve either got a real report of the tiny sliver of statistically aberrant behavior, or a coordinated operation from PR firms and/or other less-than-democratic actors trying to play your emotions.

Still, most people are GOOD.

Media distortion

It has often been observed that one of President Trump’s biggest allies in the impeachment battle is Fox News — that if Richard Nixon had enjoyed the benefit of such a powerful purveyor of propaganda, he wouldn’t have been driven from office.

You could not ask for a clearer indication of this than the interview that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell just gave to Sean Hannity about Trump’s coming trial.

The interview showcases how Trump’s propagandists have succeeded in creating a universe that is as hermetically sealed off from this scandal’s widely and firmly established set of facts as one half of a divided cell is from the other.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/12/13/mcconnells-awful-hannity-interview-shows-power-fox-news-disinformation/

Google is Quietly Recording Everything You Say — Here’s How to Hear It, Delete It, and Stop It

Deepfakes Are Going To Wreak Havoc On Society. We Are Not Prepared. Deepfakes Are Going To Wreak Havoc On Society. We Are Not Prepared.

Facebook reportedly had evidence that its algorithms were dividing people, but top executives killed or weakened proposed solutions Facebook reportedly had evidence that its algorithms were dividing people, but top executives killed or weakened proposed solutions

Maybe Sheryl Sandberg Should Be Leaning Out

To fix anti-vaxxing, climate change, and white supremacy, we ‘have to fix Facebook and Google’: Roger McNamee

Fox News says it ‘mistakenly’ cropped Trump out of photo featuring Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell — CNN Business https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/06/media/fox-news-trump-crop-epstein-maxwell/index.html

Deepfakes Brian Klaas on Twitter