Media malpractice as Wikipedia labels free expression forum ‘far right’

As people who don’t like censorship leave Twitter to join Parler, what I view as media malpractice is occurring. I am not surprised. Continue reading “Media malpractice as Wikipedia labels free expression forum ‘far right’”

Spotify makes smart move on ‘hate content and conduct’ policy

Spotify has modified its policy on removing content because of “the most extreme artist controversies” or “hate”. The influential streaming site comprising millions of songs had established the policy amid public debate on treatment of women and other political topics. In modifying the policy, Spotify said the original language was “too vague”.  Continue reading “Spotify makes smart move on ‘hate content and conduct’ policy”

Zuckerberg’s Facebook clampdown could be an opportunity

News that Facebook will clamp down on media, with plans to “rank” outlets by “trustworthiness” has many armchair and pro pundits in a meltdown. The move towards “suppression” or “promotion” has caused alarm among those of us who are passionate about free expression. While the government cannot legally control your speech, social media sites certainly can. That is their right.  Continue reading “Zuckerberg’s Facebook clampdown could be an opportunity”

Indie blogging faces new challenges in social media wars

Unless you are completely off the grid, chances are you’re aware of the controversy Facebook is dealing with over user data. Facebook isn’t alone—different social media and news entities face challenges domestically and globally.

Amid the uproar, there’s something to consider if you’re an indie blogger.  Continue reading “Indie blogging faces new challenges in social media wars”