Nieman Foundation at Harvard
“African media houses must do more investigative reporting to stay relevant”
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Slate / Francesca Tripodi / Nov 10
“Ironically, many conservative pundits and politicians are using the same platforms they claim silencing them to spread their messaging. Search for videos about ‘Big Tech Censorship’ on YouTube, and the results include video after video claiming conservatives are being silenced. Facebook groups devoted to ‘reopening’ America were used to mobilize right-wing activists to the vote-counting location in Detroit. Trump has more than 88 million followers on Twitter, and even though Twitter posts notices under tweets that propagate disputed content, they are allowed to persist — and are shared by hundreds of thousands of other people. Furthermore, ethnographic research I conducted suggests that fact-checks only serve to bolster conservative claims that big tech is biased against conservatism.” LO
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