Tag: trolls

by Julie Keck

1. White House to engage Iran critics through @TheIranDeal (Nahal Toosi / Politico) 2. Men who harass women online are quite literally losers, new study finds (Caitlin Dewey / Washington Post) 3. CartoDB lets anyone visualize their data with one-click mapping (Christine Magee / TechCrunch) 4. PayPal is now worth more than Netflix, eBay, and […] more »

by Jenny Shank

I was in second grade the first time I was publicly shamed. My family had driven to Nebraska to visit my grandparents for Christmas. For the return trip, my mother repacked our laundry in any luggage that had space, regardless of whom it belonged to, and some of it was never emptied. On the first […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Twitter CEO: ‘We suck at dealing with abuse’ (Nitasha Tiku & Casey Newton / Verge) 2. The FCC’s net neutrality proposal is awesome, but has a loophole (Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOm) 3. Apple is talking to TV programmers about its own web TV service (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 4. Omidyar in Hawaii: The billionaire […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Does Twitter have a secret weapon for silencing trolls? (Sarah Jeong / The Verge) 2. Latterly, an ad-free publication for narrative journalism, launches this month (Catalina Albeanu / Journalism.co.uk) 3. Turkish journalist Baransu faces 7 years for insulting President Erdoğan on Twitter (via Today’s Zaman) 4. Sony to introduce web-based TV service, PlayStation Vue […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Interview: NPR’s Brian Boyer on building and managing news apps teams (Erin Kissane / Source) 2. Internet kills the video store (Brian Stelter / New York Times) 3. YouTube aims to tame the trolls with changes to its comments section (Stuart Dredge / Guardian) 4. Uncensored Instagrams from North Korea buck brutal trend of […] more »

by Dan Reimold

In February 2012, Lisa Khoury met the Internet. Foregoing a handshake, the meeting began with the digital equivalent of a slap across the face. As a sophomore at the University of Buffalo and at the start of only her second semester practicing journalism, Khoury wrote a column for The Spectrum student newspaper expressing her distaste […] 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 »

by Simon Owens

Since its launch in late 2004, Digg has tried its hand with several outside advertising networks, going from an off-the-shelf Google AdSense arrangement to working with Federated Media before finally signing a deal for Microsoft to deliver its display advertisements. But in April of this year, Digg announced it would end its deal with the […] more »