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Daily Archives: August 9, 2017

Ad Week – Most and Least Trusted Brands in News

People have a lot of faith in Reuters, but not as much in Breitbart:”…A study of close to 9,000 people found that the most trusted source of news is The Economist, while the Occupy Democrats organization was the least trusted source. The University of Missouri recently ran a questionnaire distributed by 28 newsrooms across the country. Those newsrooms asked their audiences to answer questions about the types of content they consume and how much they’re willing to pay for that content. About 67 percent of people who replied consider themselves likely or very likely to trust the news, which means nearly 33 percent of them are unlikely or very unlikely to trust the news…”

Buzzfeed News Analysis – Inside The Partisan Fight For Your News Feed

How ideologues, opportunists, growth hackers, and internet marketers built a massive new universe of partisan news on the web and on Facebook. “The most comprehensive study to date of the growing universe of partisan websites and Facebook pages about US politics reveals that in 2016 alone at least 187 new websites launched, and that the… Continue Reading

Lost Art Foundation project searches small libraries for Nazi looted books

“Nazi-looted books found in German libraries Sensational finds of art works make headlines in provenance research, but books were also looted by the Nazis. Looking for them in small libraries is the goal of a new project….The Lost Art Foundation has organized a program called “Initial Check” in order to enable the search for stolen… Continue Reading

NASA Space Weather Media Viewer Website

“The Space Weather Media Viewer site & app features near-real-time imagery from a wide variety of NASA missions as well as video interviews with prominent scientists about the causes of space phenomena and NASA-created visualizations.” Continue Reading

Free Law Project details vulnerability and possible exploits of PACER

Investigate report by the Free Law Project: “PACER/ECF is a system of 204 websites that is run by the Administrative Office of the Courts (AO) for the management of federal court documents. The main function of PACER/ECF is for lawyers and the public to upload and download court documents such as briefs, memos, orders, and… Continue Reading

Exploring the Role of Algorithms in Online Harmful Speech

Reflections from a recent workshop hosted by the Berkman Klein Center in collaboration with the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy at Harvard and the Institute for Strategic Dialogue By David Talbot and Jeff Fossett. “The workshop, which brought together a diverse set of experts on the topic, grew out of prior work… Continue Reading

Just because – Lexis posted George Harrison’s Immigration File Online

Documents (90 pages) via the DOJ, created by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) documenting activities of “British musician” George Harrison (yes, and his colleague Richard Starkey – known as Ringo Starr]) dating from the early 1970s. Continue Reading