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This Is How Your Fear and Outrage Are Being Sold for Profit
The digital rabbit hole you just tumbled down is funded by advertising, aimed at you. Almost every “free” app or service you use depends on this surreptitious process of unconsciously turning your eyeballs into dollars, and they have built sophisticated methods of reliably doing it. You don’t pay money for using these platforms, but make no mistake, you are paying for them — with your time, your attention, and your perspective.
media  press  clickbait  journalism  algorithms 
july 2017 by laurakalbag
Google tries to win EU friends with €150 million Digital News Initiative fund | Ars Technica
Summary: Google is spreading money around news platforms with its €150 million Digital News Initiative fund. Google are looking to make friends and develop more products around news. However, we’re concerned about the influence that this money buys, both consciously and subconsciously. It’s human nature to not want to bite the hand that feeds you. The Guardian has been a fantastic source of analytical and critical journalism in the tech industry, and has focused on privacy and corporate surveillance where few others have bothered. We’ve included a Guardian article in every week since the roundups began. We know the majority of the writers are independent, so we hope the involvement with Google won’t affect the publishing decisions of the newspaper.
google  guardian  institutionalcorruption  corruption  news  media  indie  indieroundup  1may15 
may 2015 by laurakalbag
MSNBC's Joe Scarborough Pleads "Guilty" on Failing to Cover TPP Trade Pact - The Intercept
Summary: Media in the US hasn’t done enough to cover the TPP trade pact, failing to acknowledge the negative effect it could have on workers’ rights by encouraging a race to the bottom in wages to compete with the wider free market.
TPP  media  lobbying  coverage  employment  indie  indieroundup  notincluded 
april 2015 by laurakalbag
The most concerning element of Facebook’s potential new power - Columbia Journalism Review
What this discussion has missed is perhaps the most crucial element of Facebook’s new power: the right to chose between the free expression of ideas or to instead impose censorship when it deems content unworthy. That should worry the public, because when given that power in the past, Facebook has ruled with an iron fist.
transparency  censorship  content  media  indie  indieroundup  17apr15  facebook  twitter  timm 
april 2015 by laurakalbag

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