“Insightful voices have long expressed concern about the risk that original investigative reporting in newspapers and television, radio and web newscasts is being replaced by a reportage that adheres to a standard, often tendentious narrative,” the pontiff states. “This approach is less and less capable of grasping the truth of things and the concrete lives of people, much less the more serious social phenomena or positive movements at the grass roots level.” … [Read more...] about Pope Francis: Saint Paul Would Have Used ‘Email and Social Messaging’
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WHAT RATIONALE DID TWITTER TAKE FOR ITS ACTIONS? The company said after reviewing Trump’s account in the context of the riot at the Capitol on Wednesday, it was concerned about two tweets he sent Friday that Twitter said could incite violence. They were: … [Read more...] about Explainer: Can social media companies boot Trump? Yes.
Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitch, Reddit and other platforms suspended or banned the president in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 “Save America” rally where Trump spoke before rally attendees stormed the Capitol building, Axios reported. On Jan. 8, Twitter was the first to permanently suspend Trump from using his account, citing potential “incitement of violence.” … [Read more...] about Chinese State Media Suggests US Big Tech Censorship Proves Free Speech Is Unattainable
Following a ruling that the girl died of asphyxiation, Italy's data protection authority said it was imposing an immediate temporary block on TikTok's access to data for any user whose age could not be verified. … [Read more...] about Italy targets TikTok after death of child in ‘blackout’ challenge
On November 8, 2015, when he learned that his sister said she'd been raped, Kenyon "became unfamiliar to me for the first time in my life," he wrote. It was no longer the safe space he'd thought it was. That feeling grew as the investigation moved forward and the system he trusted seemed to fail his sister. "Despite her documented injuries, a bed stained with her own blood, her sexual orientation and the combination of that much alcohol and prescription medication in her body, the college concluded—both initially and on appeal—that there was insufficient evidence," he wrote. "It feels as though we have both lost one of our oldest and closest friends." … [Read more...] about Internet Shaming Could Change How Colleges Handle Sexual Assault