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Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed News:
Ian Rylett, co-founder of YouTube tween channel SevenAwesomeKids, arrested for allegedly molesting a minor; YouTube demonetized the channel but left it up   —  For weeks now, SevenAwesomeKids, part of one of YouTube's biggest and most active tween/teen girl channel networks, has been suspiciously dormant.
Sep 24, 2018, 10:10 AM - In context

Joseph Bernstein / BuzzFeed News:
Profile of Marc Randazza, a lawyer who advocates for the online free speech of clients that include neo-Nazis and white supremacists   —  The new speech wars are a push and pull between individuals, governments, and platforms.  At the center of this is attorney Marc Randazza, fighting for Nazis, satanists, and unapologetic trolls.
Sep 23, 2018, 4:20 PM - In context

Blake Montgomery / BuzzFeed News:
US-based K-pop fans create dummy Spotify accounts and share them with overseas fans to continuously play songs in order to try influence Billboard's metrics   —  The Billboard charts have long been the gold standard by which musicians measure their success, but as recent tantrums by the likes …
Sep 15, 2018, 10:55 PM - In context

How WhatsApp's popularity in India has fundamentally changed communication norms, exacerbating misinformation sharing, as many only get news through the app   —  In July, residents of a rural Indian town saw rumors of child kidnappers on WhatsApp.  Then they beat five strangers to death.
Sep 10, 2018, 1:00 AM - In context

Apple says it has permanently banned Infowars' app from the App Store   —  One day after his ban from Twitter, Alex Jones and Infowars have been kicked off yet another platform: Apple's popular App Store.  As of Friday evening, searches on the App Store for Infowars and Infowars app return no results.
Sep 7, 2018, 9:32 PM - In context

Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed News:
Researchers from Oracle-backed watchdog posed as Russian trolls, using name and other info of Russia's IRA, and were easily able to run political ads on Google   —  In the summer of 2018, after months of public and legislator outcry over election interference, you might think it would be difficult …
Sep 5, 2018, 1:15 AM - In context

Davey Alba / BuzzFeed News:
The human cost of Facebook's rise in the Philippines, where the truth no longer matters, propaganda is ubiquitous, lives are wrecked, and people die as a result   —  In August 2016, a handful of crude images began circulating widely throughout Facebook's Filipino community …
Sep 4, 2018, 7:30 AM - In context

Julia Reinstein / BuzzFeed News:
CNN pulls three episodes of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown from CNN Go, two featuring Asia Argento and one directed by her, following sexual harassment claims   —  CNN has pulled episodes of Parts Unknown that featured Asia Argento from its streaming service following allegations …
Sep 2, 2018, 4:05 PM - In context

Ben Smith / BuzzFeed News:
The political journalism of the nineties and aughts, in which politics was covered like a tactical game using sports metaphors, is inadequate in today's climate   —  Traditional political journalists were the last people to notice in 2016 that the world had changed.
Aug 31, 2018, 7:50 AM - In context

Trump tweets video claiming Google didn't promote his State of the Union address on its homepage; Google says it did, confirmed by screenshot posted on Reddit   —  “Google promoted president Obama's State of the Union on its homepage.  When President Trump took office, Google stopped," a video shared by Trump falsely claimed.
Aug 29, 2018, 8:25 PM - In context




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