What Black Lives Matter Activists Can Teach Us About The Pitfalls And Potential Of Digital Organizing

By Karen Ross and Marcia Mundt, Wagingnonviolence.org -

According to a recent Economist article, police monitoring of social media as a way of surveilling activists is now commonplace. Given the publicly accessible nature of social media, that should [...]

Worshiping The Electronic Image

By Chris Hedges, Truthdig.com -

Donald Trump, like much of the American public, is entranced by electronic images. He interprets reality through the distortions of digital media. His decisions, opinions, political positions, [...]

Facebook’s Leaked Content Moderation Documents Reveal Serious Problems

By Gaurav Shukla, Gadgets.ndtv.com -

Facebook's thousands of content moderators worldwide rely on a bunch of unorganised PowerPoint presentations and Excel spreadsheets to decide what content to allow on the social network, revealed [...]

Bitcoin, Blockchain, And Local Currencies

By Tad Montgomery, Resilience.org -

The world is on fire lately with the exponential growth of Bitcoin and other electronic cryptocurrencies. While some see these as speculative bubbles that are tied to nothing, used on the dark [...]

Google Admits Political Censorship Of Search Results

By Niles Niemuth, wsws.org -

By Niles Niemuth for WSWS - Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, confirmed this weekend that the world’s largest Internet company is, in close coordination [...]

Who Will Save The World From Digital Colonialism?

By Staff, mediadiversified.org -

By Staff of Media Diversified - UN Sustainable Development Goal 9: strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020. Internet for everyone, [...]

Journalists Who Want Online Privacy Need To Read This Guide

By Chris Paulus, occupy.com -

By Chris Paulus for Occupy - We live in a time of journalistic prosecution, as investigative journalists get increasingly targeted for simply doing their job. The Obama Administration prosecuted [...]

Reclaim Online Privacy: Alternatives To Facebook, Twitter & Google

By Kit O’Connell and Eleanor Goldfield, www.kitoconnell.com -

By Kit O’Connell and Eleanor Goldfield for Act Out! - Moving on to our main story today … Imagine a police state so bent on repressing dissent that people were targeted by the government just for [...]

Digital Denied: Systemic Discrimination Keeps Communities Offline

By Dana Floberg, www.freepress.net -

By Dana Floberg for Freepress - Internet access is a necessity for engaging in our communities, searching for employment and seeking out educational opportunities — but too many people are still [...]

How These Librarians Are Changing How We Think About Digital Privacy

By Eoin O'Carroll, www.csmonitor.com -

By Eoin O'Carroll for The Christian Science Monitor - In August, New York University and the Library Freedom Project – an organization that trains librarians on using privacy tools to protect [...]

Empower Communities Through Stories And Mobile Journalism

By Staff, www.lawatthemargins.com -

By Staff of Law at the Margins - Join Law at the Margins in collaboration with Evrybit, veteran journalists and social justice innovators as we discuss how mobile journalism can strengthen [...]

Digital Media Companies: Net Neutrality Rules Help Us Compete

By Sara Fischer, www.axios.com -

By Sara Fischer for Axios - Why it matters: Many news publishers believe the current net neutrality rules help them survive in an economic environment that already favors tech and telecom [...]

Net Neutrality And The Unfortunate Politics Of Digital

By Steve Andriole, www.forbes.com -

By Steve Andriole for Forbes - Net neutrality is important to all things digital because it speaks directly to the governance and control of the world’s most important platform for communication, [...]

The Resistance Must Be Digitized

By Joseph Torres, www.freepress.net -

By Joseph Torres for Freepress - Over the past two months, millions of people have taken to the streets to challenge our nation’s authoritarian new president. From the women’s marches that took [...]

Trump’s Threat To Internet Freedom & Digital Media

By Charles Ferguson, www.theguardian.com -

By Charles Ferguson for The Guardian - In one of the most jaw-dropping press conferences of all time, this month President Trump declared war on the entire news media, except Fox News and Alex [...]

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