Tag: trolling

by Julie Keck

1. How long can the Internet run on hate? (Ben Collins / The Daily Beast) 2. Report for America: A community service-based model for saving local journalism (Steven Waldman / Columbia Journalism Review) 3. News outlets face losing control to Apple, Facebook, and Google (Mark Sweney / Guardian) 4. One big problem with Facebook as […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. For news organizations, this was the most important set of Apple announcements in years (Joshua Benton / NiemanLab) 2. Anti-vaxxers using Twitter to manipulate a vaccine bill (Renee DiResta & Gilad Lotan / Wired) 3. Publishers expect more Facebook Instant Articles later this month (Jack Marshall & Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal) 4. […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Lauren Laverne launches online platform aimed at women (Jasper Jackson / Guardian) 2. Facebook hosting doesn’t change things, the world already changed (via Eugene Wei) 3. Angie’s List halts expansion plans to protest Indiana’s “Religious Freedom” law (Dawn Chmielewski & Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code) 4. Periscope won’t change the world – but it appeals […] more »

by Steve Roy

The following opinion piece is a guest post. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. “I almost wanted to vomit.” “I was insulted.” These statements could well be reactions to any of the sleazy comments we regularly see online.  But instead, they are reactions from members of Congress to last year’s New York Times op-ed […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Bloomberg hires a founder of The Verge to lead online initiatives (Ravi Somaiya / New York Times) 2. Wikipedia blocks anonymous edits (and trolling) from a congressional IP address (Abby Phillip / Washington Post) 3. Major League Baseball cries foul on net neutrality proposal (Amy Schatz / Re/code) 4. Google’s $1B purchase of Twitch […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Postal Service to make Sunday deliveries for Amazon (Ron Nixon / New York Times) 2. Vox acquires Curbed Network for $20 – $30 million (Jessi Hempel / Fortune) 3. How trolling took over the Internet (Daniel D’Addario / Salon) 4. UK Home Secretary suggested BBC must be curbed to protect local newspapers (Dominic Ponsford […] more »

by Julie Posetti

Australia’s government is saying that Twitter has bowed to political pressure in response to a tabloid media campaign against trolling and flaming on the service. A spokesperson for the Australian Communications Minister Stephen Conroy has told PBS MediaShift that following a teleconference this week between Twitter’s head of global public policy Colin Crowell, the Minister’s […] more »