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What do we want? Unbiased reporting! When do we want it? During protests!
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Jan. 31, 2011, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Social media in Egypt, the NYT’s ebook, Lakoff on the future of context

How journos are using social media to report on Egypt »

Facebook is planning to launch a third-party commenting system "in a matter of weeks" »

RT @mathewi: has a look at Tor, the anonymization project whose lead developer/advocate is @ioerror: »

The story has 1,000 faces: Compare this Kristof dispatch to this one »

Explanatory journalism, says linguist George Lakoff, should "decode the moral frameworks" embedded in language »

PSA: TPM is hiring a developer/designer »

"The Fast Fix," WaPo’s 60-second daily video update, has on some days exceeded 1 million views »

.@Jxpaton on transforming Journal Register: "Our horse is dying; we have to get a new horse." »

Android has become the world’s leading smartphone platform »

@jayrosen_nyu Fascinating. It’d make sense from several angles: "mutualized reporting," only applied to context. (Mutualized explaining?) »

Ongo, says @filloux, is "too much of an automated aggregator as opposed to an edited news product" »

Good morning! The NYT’s ebook on WikiLeaks goes on sale today »

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What do we want? Unbiased reporting! When do we want it? During protests!
Not all protests get treated equally. Stories about women’s marches and anti-Trump protests give more voice to the protesters than those about Black Lives Matter and other anti-racism protests.
Instagram is busy fact-checking memes and rainbow hills while leaving political lies alone
Plus: Emphasizing a publisher’s name on social doesn’t seem to impact readers’ misinfo radar much one way or the other.
Is this video “missing context,” “transformed,” or “edited”? This effort wants to standardize how we categorize visual misinformation
MediaReview wants to turn the mishmash vocabulary around manipulated photos and video into something structured.