Article: The Real Battle Between Big Tech and The Free Press is Just Beginning

Content Integrity, Digital Content, Media, Open Source

The Real Battle Between Big Tech and the Free Press Is Just Beginning | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • SmithsonianThe Real Battle Between Big Tech and The Free Press is Just Beginning

From Australia to Maryland, the News Industry Is in a Fight for Its Life Against Facebook and Google.

From Australia to Maryland, the free press is waging a battle for survival against Facebook and Google. Besides being gushing firehoses of COVID disinformation and QAnon conspiracies, Google and Facebook have been dangerously undermining the financial stability of media outlets all over the world.

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Article: National View: Misinformation makes every day April Fool’s Day

Content Integrity, Knowledge, Media

National View: Misinformation makes every day April Fool’s Day

Environmentalists like to say “every day is Earth Day” to remind us that the stewardship of our natural resources is a never-ending process.

In that spirit, I offer a friendly reminder that, in the age of the internet, every day is April Fools’ Day. We all have an ongoing responsibility to be aware of the digital deception and trickery all around us.

Ultimately, it is up to all of us as consumers of media to be more critical of what we read, hear, and see online. This doesn’t mean casting off real news as fake news. Rather, it’s about becoming better digital citizens and changing our behavior, donning the digital equivalent of a mask to stop the spread of the misinformation virus.

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Article: Lawmakers Press Big Tech CEOs on Speech Responsibility

Content Integrity, Governance, Media

pichai speechLawmakers Press Big Tech CEOs on Speech Responsibility

WASHINGTON – The CEOs of social media giants Facebook, Twitter and Google faced a grilling March 25 as lawmakers tried to draw them into admitting responsibility for helping fuel the January insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and rising COVID-19 vaccine misinformation.

In a hearing by the House Energy and Commerce Committee, lawmakers pounded Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg; Sundar Pichai, the Indian American CEO of Google, which owns YouTube; and Twitter chief Jack Dorsey over their content policies, use of consumers’ data and media use by young children.

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Article: Purab Kohli on web censorship: By censoring content, you are treating adults like children

Censorship, Content Integrity

Actor Purab Kohli jumped on to the OTT bandwagon way back.Purab Kohli on web censorship: By censoring content, you are treating adults like children

“Nothing should be censored from adults. If a person is legally considered to be an adult after a certain age, she or he should be allowed to choose what they want to watch, experience or feel. No one is forcing them to watch the content they have a choice to do so. By censoring content your treating adults like children,” concludes Kohli.

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Article: Here’s how blockchain will combat the plague of fake news

Blockchain, Content Integrity

Here’s how blockchain will combat the plague of fake news

In fact, as blockchain gains credibility, it is being piloted for uses never before considered. Groups, as varied as newsrooms, nonprofits, major corporations, and start-ups, are all eagerly pursuing the technology to create distributed, transparent networks for reliable media and digital information.

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Wikipedia Co-Founder Launching Competitor Due To Wikipedia’s Left-Wing Bias

Censorship, Content Integrity, Knowledge

Wikipedia Co-Founder Launching Competitor Due To Wikipedia’s Left-Wing Bias

Wikipedia Co-Founder Larry Sanger announced he is starting an alternative to Wikipedia due to the fact they have been taken over by the left.

Sanger told Just the News that his new, forthcoming project, called “Encyclosphere,” is a decentralized network of the world’s encyclopedias, what he called “an old-fashioned, leaderless, ownerless network, like the blogosphere.”

Sanger said just as there are no administrators in the blogosphere, “in the same way, I want to create a protocol that very loosely ties all the encyclopedias online together.”

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