Slanted: How the news media taught us to love censorship and hate journalism. I consider this the third in a trilogy about the devolution of "the news" as we once knew it. First there was Stonewalled. Then, The Smear. Now: pre-order "Slanted: How the News Media Taught Us to Love Censorship and Hate Journalism" by […]
How astroturfing tactics on social media and the new are eroding journalism
On the Sunday Fox News program "Media Buzz," host Howie Kurtz asked me if I'd learned anything from reporting on border stories that is different than the partisan media narrative. He also asked about news coverage of President Trump's banter with Russia President Putin, and the New York Times' mea culpa over its coverage of […]
Wikipedia cofounder Larry Sanger, who has split from the organization, has new and big ideas. Some of them involve a plan to take censorship power away from the few and the powerful. Read on. Let me know what you think by leaving your comment on this page. Proposing a Declaration of Digital Independence By Larry […]
Our Full Measure investigation into fascinating and fast-moving "Deep Fake" technology explains why we in the news media must be more mindful than ever not to jump to conclusions based on what we think we see with our own eyes. And why you should be extra skeptical, too. Watch the video at this link and […]
I've done quite a bit of reporting about how Wikipedia is definitely not "the encyclopedia anyone can edit." It's become a vehicle for special interests to control information. Agenda editors are able to prevent or revert edits and sourcing on selected issues and people in order to control the narrative. Watch Sharyl Attkisson's TedX talk […]
A response sets the record straight after a doctor's propaganda-filled Letter to the Editor.
Now more than ever, it's a good time to revisit my TedX talk on Astroturf and Media Manipulation. Check it out! Click the image below, or if the image doesn't show, just click this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bYAQ-ZZtEU