This long read on Sri Lankan attempts to curb anti-Muslim hate on Facebook, leading to blocking access temporarily, is really something. "Extremists in Sri Lanka used Facebook to organize deadly violence against Muslims. Facebook is accused of not doing enough to prevent it."
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I appreciate the work BuzzFeed has been doing dissembling hoaxes and anti-Islam "news": This Hoax About Muslims Wanting To Ban Dogs In Public Just Won't Die. "Nearly two years later, the hoax keeps going viral on Facebook."
A few weeks ago I wrote about Steven Pinker's #EnlightenmentNow, and how that celebrated new book can teach you to be a better journalist. 📰
I just noticed, it also helps being a better reader. 👓
Reading: So what is that, er, Trusted News Integrity Trust Project all about? A guide to the (many, similarly named) new efforts fighting for journalism
My local news org found and reported security problems to Facebook: Tyee ‘White Hat’ security report brings change, but weaknesses remain. https://thetyee.ca/News/2018/03/29/Facebook-Closes-Security-Flaws-Found-By-The-Tyee/ #facebook
👔 Founder and exec dir. of the Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corporation.
💡 I'm an techie and early adopter with a knack for seeing imporatn trends early. Involved heavily in projects that empower local #journalism and a strong free press.
💬 I created FourthEstate.Social as to provide journalists and Fourth Estate members with a #privacy forward alternative to the legacy social networks.
I work in communications and graphic design. I studied philosophy and wrote a thesis in philosophy of science, epistemology, and questions about truth.
These days I'm interested in public discourse and advertising. I believe #journalism is a species of public relations - ask me about it sometime. I'm also interested in developing more shared, robust theories of what counts as journalism, in order to make it better. (I use he/him.)
Testing out the photo attachment process. Plum tree, Vic West. https://fourthestate.social/media/UT0-W0fNFNwhmSEEzDk #yyj
Reading: A whole lot of the Mastodon Android apps, tested
Using Tootdon for my mobile client. Anything better? What about android?
I came across this research over the weekend and it looks interesting. I'm going to take a closer look at it this week.
How does the media portray drinking water security in Indigenous communities in Canada? An analysis of Canadian newspaper coverage from 2000-2015 https://link.springer.com/epdf/10.1186/s12889-017-4164-4
I'm interested in discourse analysis, especially of journalism and other media. It's essentially #opendata.