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Arielle Pardes / Wired:
Founder of Change My View subreddit, which has 700K+ subscribers, launches Change A View, a site with paid moderators and some funding from Alphabet's Jigsaw   —  A FEW MONTHS shy of his high school graduation, Kal Turnbull came to a realization: Conversations on the internet are broken.
Apr 8, 2019, 8:00 PM - In context

Robert Peck / Wired:
A moderator for the /r/aww, a cute animal subreddit with 19M subscribers, details his processes for identifying and banning bots, trolls, and propagandists   —  THESE ARE THE rules: Users of /r/aww aren't allowed to post about dogs that are dying, or sick, or just back from the vet.
Mar 25, 2019, 5:20 AM - In context

Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Profile of Roman Dobrokhotov, who runs The Insider, a Russian news site that has published scoops on GRU and other issues in collaboration with Bellingcat   —  TEN YEARS AGO, Roman Dobrokhotov sat down in the front row of a Kremlin auditorium, surrounded by a polite audience of journalists …
Feb 23, 2019, 7:35 AM - In context

K.G Orphanides / WIRED UK:
Investigation: YouTube is monetizing sexualized videos of minors, many with comments from predators; Epic Games pauses all pre-roll ads following inquiry   —  Scores of YouTube videos with tens of millions of views are being inundated with comments by paedophiles, with adverts from major brands running alongside the disturbing content
Feb 20, 2019, 11:00 AM - In context

Zeynep Tufekci / Wired:
As it gets harder to distinguish fakes from truth, facts lose their power, and so we must develop means of verifying info, from geolocation to blockchain   —  IN THE SUMMER of 2006, Fidel Castro unexpectedly announced that he was temporarily handing over power to his brother.
Feb 20, 2019, 12:00 AM - In context

Peter Rubin / Wired:
How chains like Cinemark and AMC are testing high-end, immersive multiplayer VR experiences in select movie theaters   —  ONCE UPON A time, the company with the biggest screens in the world made a big bet on virtual reality.  Imax opened seven VR centers in movie theaters around the globe …
Feb 10, 2019, 12:25 PM - In context

Jeremy Littau / Wired:
Monopolistic thinking and lack of attention to the internet's role in distribution has decimated media, but foundation journalism, subs, and community can help   —  LAST WEEK, LAYOFFS at BuzzFeed, HuffPost, and Gannett landed like consecutive punches.  The news signaled a difficult year ahead …
Jan 31, 2019, 11:25 AM - In context

Louise Matsakis / Wired:
Facebook tightens its policies, says it may now remove networks of fraudulent pages and groups created by people who previously breached its rules   —  PAGES AND GROUPS are the tools Facebook misinformation peddlers love the most.  Creating a network of anonymous pages is one of the easiest ways …
Jan 23, 2019, 3:50 PM - In context

Louise Matsakis / Wired:
Google announces it will contribute an additional $3.1M to Wikimedia and give Wikipedia editors free access to Custom Search API and Cloud Vision API   —  GOOGLE IS POURING an additional $3.1 million into Wikipedia, bringing its total contribution to the free encyclopedia over the past decade …
Jan 23, 2019, 12:50 PM - In context

Joi Ito / Wired:
A look at Sci-Hub, a website providing free access to millions of otherwise inaccessible academic papers, and other efforts to topple academic paywalls   —  SCIENCE IS BUILT, enhanced, and developed through the open and structured sharing of knowledge.  Yet some publishers charge …
Jan 10, 2019, 12:00 AM - In context

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