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May 17, 2011, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: WaPo disputes Drudge, Google News adds a blog filter, St. Pete Times acquires a TwitPic

Copyright enforcer Righthaven finds itself on the defendant’s side of a class-action suit http://nie.mn/mAsmIu »

How the St. Pete Times scored rights to an amazing cellphone photo of the Endeavour launch (for $100) http://nie.mn/lrr10F »

Reporters Without Borders is “very concerned” about Dorothy Parvaz (Nieman ’09), missing almost 3 weeks http://nie.mn/mCrLBr #freedorothy »

“Thirty independent community news sites have banded together to tell the world, in effect, ‘We are not Patch.'” http://nie.mn/iSu72k »

Sort of like Google’s +1 button, Bing adds Facebook’s “Like” to search results http://nie.mn/kgByjY »

MT @zseward: Google News letting users filter out “blogs” is what I feared when I wrote this in 2009: http://nie.mn/gX7Ri8 »

Who owns your tweets? http://nie.mn/lut5y6 »

The drumbeat continues: @dsearls asks why (most) mainstream media don’t link to sources http://t.co/Vkn0WSm »

Google News now allows readers to filter out press releases and blogs http://nie.mn/mA0RHZ »

The Washington Post is disputing Drudge’s effect on its web traffic http://nie.mn/ieW7ZM »

 
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What’s up with all the news photos that make beaches look like Covid hotspots?
Plus: All misinformation is local; a very specific kind of Covid-19 misinformation in Facebook parent groups; and “religious clickbait.”
In the arena: Ken Doctor is moving from “media analyst” to “media CEO” with Lookout, his plan for quality local news
Lookout doesn’t want its local news sites to be a supplement or alternative to the local daily. They aim to be the news source of record in their communities, outgunning their shrunken newsprint rivals from Day 1.
People who engage with false news are hyper-concerned about truth. But they think it’s being hidden.
“On Google, searching for ‘coronavirus facts’ gives you a full overview of official statistics and visualizations. That’s not the case for ‘coronavirus truth.'”