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How States and Congress Can Prepare for a Looming Threat to Freedom of Speech lawfareblog.com/how-states-and… via @jkosseff @MatthewSchafer New York Times v Sullivan, 1964. Who benefits if it's overturned? Politicians, rich & powerful. Ready to get sued by billionaires for blogging? #1A
.@sarahkendzior ☝️if I could get you to pay attention to this, which will also effect you, I’ll buy you cookies 🍪 ✌🏻🕊
.@donwinslow & @froomkin & ☝️@glennkirschner2 if you could read this - steal it for all I care - but SCOTUS is eyeing it, and it will effect you, too. The laws being cited by the Thomas court are not good. If NY Times v Sullivan is overturned, it virtually kills #journalism.
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Rise in population of a small group is always more in percent terms because base is small. The smallest possible increase in 1, is 1, so it becomes 2, but say 'double' or 100% increase, create scare while100 turn 130, 30% rise, yet difference widens more..
Lies are spread day in & day out to create a scare about growth in Muslim population, they are clever, talk in 'percent' , not real increase in [numbers] population, how much more Hindus in India than Muslims today, compared to past.
#MuslimPopulation #Population #Journalism
In simple terms
Case1: If you are given Rs 5 and it increases to Rs 10, then it's 100% increase or double.
Case 2: The guy who who was given Rs 50 and later increased to 70, percent rise is 40% but he's gone far ahead, difference was earlier just 45, now its 60.
#Journalism
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My latest w/ @ordinarytimemag✍️
Betrayed by the Doge King:

The True Story behind Elon Musk's Attempted Buyout of Twitter🤯

ordinary-times.com/2022/07/25/elo… #elonmusk #elonmusktwitter #ElonMuskTesla #tesla #tech @elonmusk #technology #news #politics @TaylorLorenz @conor64 @nickgillespie
Some may remember I was supportive of @elonmusk in & hoped his buyout of Twitter would enable more free speech online,

I promised that I would follow the truth as best I can, & after much research, this is what I found
#elonmusk #journalism #truth #tesla #stocks #memes
4months ago, Musk put the fear of God into Big Tech when he said he wanted to make Twitter a free speech platform.

After dodging all obstacles, right as he approached the finish line turned around & flipped the bird at all of his supporters🐦
ordinary-times.com/2022/07/25/elo… @Timcast
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As a Dartmouth alum, WTH is going on here @JDCocchiarella and why did you transfer from Dartmouth to @Columbia?
Thread 1 from the Dartmouth subreddit reddit.com/r/dartmouth/co…
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1/ @michaelpollan's highly-expected @netflix series #HowToChangeYourMind just premiered! 📺🍄 Despite near-universal praise, #HTCYM is rife with errors & borders on historical revisionism 🤥

A critique 🤔🧵 #LSD #MDMA #Peyote #Mescaline #Psilocybin #Mushrooms #Psychedelic @MAPS
2/ Before I get started, I'll give everyone a little bit of background information. @michaelpollan released a non-fiction work entitled "How to Change Your Mind" in May of 2018. Before the end of that year, his book about #psychedelic drugs became a @nytimes bestseller. Image
3/ @michaelpollan achieved massive coverage for this self-described "mental travelogue" of his #psychedelic experiences. Soon enough, Mr. Pollan became a prominent figure w/in the so-called "Psychedelic Renaissance". In the process, he gained a rather interesting reputation. Image
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What I find interesting about this, as both someone who follows politics and who thinks of himself as a journalist despite that putting me lower than prostitutes and politicians, is the ridiculous passive voice in the headline.



"Abe has died." 1/19
#AbeAssassination #journalism

Not "Abe was assassinated," which would be a far better headline in and of itself. It's not too long, it's punchy, there is an active verb. 2/19
It's as if Reuters wants to make this story disappear right in front of your eyes by making it as bland and invisible as possible.

A major national leader, one of the US's most supportive allies, has been murdered in broad daylight, and this is it. This is the story. 3/19
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#SkyNewsAustralia 6/7/22

Canadese premier #JustinTrudeau en de Nederlandse premier #MarkRutte "golden pin-up boys" voor #KlausSchwab en de globalistische fantasten van het #WorldEconomicForum
Montage door #RebelNews van het plan van #MarkRutte om de agenda van '#theGreatReset' uit te voeren.
Ook beschreven in het boek van #KlausSchwab waarbij de psychopate aartsleugenaar beweerde dat boek niet te kennen.
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Het geheugen, de #politiek en moraal van #MarkRutte werkt elke dag anders.
De inhoud van z'n briefje aan #KlausSchwab van de vorige dag kan verschillen met z'n opvattingen van vandaag.
Maar z'n fascistische en perverse agenda staat als een #WEF-huis.

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"By “threats to democracy,” they mean ... the spread of baseless claims about rampant election fraud to state legislatures’ efforts to make it more difficult to vote & easier for partisans to overturn legitimate voting results."
~@Sulliview

#Journalism
washingtonpost.com/media/2022/06/…
The result is a 28-page publication called “The Authoritarian Playbook: A Media Guide,” an effort to give reporters and editors some tools in recognizing what’s happening and in covering it effectively.

#journalism
#DemocracyNotAutocracy
protectdemocracy.org/project/the-au…
"While the guide is intended for journalists, every American would benefit from reading it — especially in conjunction with the House committee hearings on the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection."
~@Sulliview

#journalism
#DemocracyNotAutocracy
protectdemocracy.org/project/the-au…
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"Creating a false equivalence between detailed testimony under oath and an anonymous source vouching for Trump is misleading at best and at worse serves the Trump camp’s disinformation machine."
~@JRubinBlogger

#journalism
washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/…
"as the mainstream media fall back into bad habits — repeating Trump’s lies...

and treating statements from known Republican dissemblers as equally credible as those with no motive to lie & no history of disinformation."

#FalseEquivalence #FalseBalance
washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/…
Media should follow 2 rules:

"First, unless they have new factual information that meet the standards for anonymous sourcing, respectable publications should not afford anonymity to those offering takes from Trump’s camp."

#journalism
washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/…
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VITAL point: journalism is so elitist (socio-economically) and it’s in absolute denial: “Stop awarding fellowships to elite universities only. Stop developing relationships with elite universities only. And stop making a degree a requirement for jobs because that's absurd.”
2. Newsrooms need to be staffed by reporters that come from economically diverse backgrounds. There is simply no better way to bridge the empathy gap in the reporting. And in such politically turbulent, divisive times in America, this has never been more important. #journalism
3. When I was starting out, it was drummed into me that this is a trade - something you learn doing it, in newsrooms and on the road. Not in elite university classrooms. Don’t get me wrong, it’s great to have a top degree, but that’s no measure of how good a reporter you’ll be...
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The #TIME100 most influential leaders this year features, obviously, both #Zelensky & #Putin.

One is destroying lives of many millions of people.
The other shows us true leadership, bravery and how the fight for #freedom - the essential right we take for granted - unites us

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This war exposed many people, revealed our values, allowed us to reevaluate them.

On the #TIME100, therefore, are Von Der Leyen, Biden and Scholtz - all playing a BIG ROLE in the evolution and progression of the war. Note, inclusion on the list is not an endorsement

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Russia, the invader, purposely ignores all #humanitarian laws, the army has no morals and knowingly commits #genocide.

The bravery of Ukrainian people, coupled with the exceptional command by #Zaluzhnyy, allowed them to beat all predictions by war experts worldwide

3/4
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Democracy is at stake in the midterms. The media must convey that.

We journalists have to try harder and find new ways to convey to voters how badly things could turn out

Good article about journalistic responsibility by @Sulliview

washingtonpost.com/media/2022/05/…
"thanks to a paranoid, delusional and potentially violent new strain in our nation’s politics, Americans may not be able to count on future elections being conducted fairly — or the results of fair elections being accepted."

#DemocracyInDanger
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"most of the Republican Party publicly touts the LIE that Donald Trump won the 2020 election but that the vote was rigged and victory stolen from him.

The Republican elected officials who won’t back Trump are being driven out of office by his faithful."

washingtonpost.com/media/2022/05/… Image
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"Current events in Sri Lanka make this something that is being watched with hope in your hearts...
It is never too late for justice"
- Leon Willems
#lka #SriLanka #news #media #journalism #JournalismIsNotACrime #DontKillTheMessenger
"It is our collective duty to demand justice for journalist murders
We need a safer world for the truth"
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Today in @DisInfoChron, journalist @thackerpd takes out after a piece by @paldhous in @BuzzFeed about the role played by a small, little-known animal rights group in the debate over Covid-19 origins. disinformationchronicle.substack.com/p/buzzfeed-tak…
The debate centers on two main competing scenarios: That SARS-CoV-2 transferred to humans from an animal host, or that it leaked from a lab, specifically the Wuhan Inst of Virology, and then infected humans. The lab-leak hypothesis encompasses both genetically…
Engineered viruses and unaltered viruses that may have been cultured in the lab. Although Thacker is pretty harsh, I have to agree that Aldhous and BuzzFeed have pretty much manufactured a scenario that is not accurate: The idea that the lab-leak hypothesis has become…
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Our paper now posted as a pre-print: osf.io/preprints/soca…

'Visual portrayals of fun in the sun misrepresent heatwave risks in European newspapers'

Co-authors: @sylviahayes98 @nadinestrauss @DoutreixN @lkathe @JoshEttinger Ned Westwood @JamesPainter61

A summary 🧵:
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#heatwave communication is an important part of effective adaptation. News media play a key role in shaping how we think and feel.

Whilst there's ++ research on textual media representations, there's far less on visuals. But visuals play a key role in communication!

2/10
We examined media coverage (text and visual) from the UK, Netherlands, France and Germany during summer 2019. Importantly, this was for news that mentioned BOTH keywords #heatwave and #ClimateChange.

Our detailed codebook and coder instructions are available in Supp Info

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1 Happy May Day! Did you know most photojournalism labour in Canada is freelance? It’s incredibly precarious work that’s in danger of vanishing. Imagine what your news would look like without photojournalists 🧵 #DemocracyUnseen #DemocracyUnderThreat
2 We will be sharing redacted front pages here, to help visualize what we would be missing without photojournalists. This affects communities of all sizes, please share your own if we missed your local outlet.
3 Precarious work means no security, no labour protections, unsustainable rates &, until UPOC, no collective action #DemocracyUnseen:
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a large portion of reporting is just trying to get contact info, there are databases, but they are hit or miss,
#journalism
TBF with the media's record I understand why people abhor all journos everywhere, but honestly, there are a lot of us that do really want to do the right thing with our stories & sources

I've screwed up & made mistakes,
but never intentionally & I don't plan to change that
there is a sort of wilful ignorance that's popular right now,

you see it in pieces where they talk about a story but don't link to it

Well that extends to some writers as well, thinking that audiences couldn't handle the full context lest it undermine their argument
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3 things #journalism #startups need to continuously innovate are: content, distribution and revenue strategies.

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It’s not enough to want to do everything, it’s how you do one well that matters for impact and scale.
Plus, #DIY articles are not enough to start your journalism business, #feasibilitystudy is key 🔑.

e.g. Who are the 1-20 clients or customers that would pay $100k annually to run my business if my running cost is $3-6 monthly?

Do I have their contacts & edge over competition?
When you get the 100k in first 2 years, don’t jump. Measure!

Measure impact of one product before you jump on the other… what have you learned from one that you’re taking to the other?
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The Crimes of Julian Assange:🧵

Publishing a US Army manual on "standard operating procedures" for Guantanamo Bay, showing a policy of hiding some prisoners from Red Cross inspectors & holding new prisoners in isolation for 2 weeks to make them more "compliant" for interrogators
The Crimes of Julian Assange: 2/

Publishing Collateral Murder: the infamous video footage from a 2007 U.S. Apache helicopter attack in Baghdad, Iraq, that killed at least 9 men, incl. a Reuters news photographer and his driver, and wounding 2 children.
collateralmurder.wikileaks.org
The Crimes of Julian Assange: 3/

Publishing more than 90,000 documents related to Afghanistan and more than 400,000 documents from the war in Iraq. Documenting how the US had underreported civilian deaths by at least 15000.

#WikiLeaks #FreePress #assangecase
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Dear Media. PLEASE HELP. Could you PLEASE stop following the PM around and do these things 10 things instead because IT IS IN THE PUBLIC’S INTEREST to know how to use the most powerful tool they have in their hands in a democracy?
1.Ask scientists working on the Reef to recount their observations of bleaching. 2. Talk to someone unable to seek vital med treatment cos it’s been cut from Medicare 3. Talk to a relative of someone who has just passed from COVID. 4. Talk to a bushfire survivor to ask if
they’ve received govt assistance 5. Talk to ppl counting Koala populations and ask what is killing them 6. Talk to someone who is working 4 jobs without sick leave, parental leave or any job security. 7. Talk to a woman in her 50s living in her car. 8. Talk to the head of a
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🧵Had the pleasure of attending a talk by the inimitable @edyong209 at @UBCJournalism @ubcSPPGA. He’s a superb journalist and just as good a speaker. His insights about #journalism, science and pandemics are remarkable too. #PandemicJournalism /1
Many of our standard modes of operation, like reporting today's news without context, have failed us during the pandemic. "Sense-making is important," said @edyong209. "It's not just about telling people what happened, it's helping them understand." #PandemicJournalism /2
We make the mistake of treating some doctors as all-knowing. "Expertise is very deep and narrow. For our work to deep and broad we need to speak to many people with different expertise" - clinicians, social scientists, epidemiologists, nurses, patients... #PandemicJournalism /3
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Ta-Da!🥳
For @townhallcom ✍️

Dear Elon Musk, For the Sake of Freedom of Speech in the Public Town Square, buy Twitter ASAP!💰🐦
townhall.com/columnists/pet… @elonmusk #elonmusk #ElonMuskBuyTwitter #ElonMusktwitter #musk #elon @SophiaNarwitz @ItalianxComedy @chadfelixg @BlueBoxDave
yes i know the title is a mouthful lol
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"The Viral Delusion: The Tragic Pseudoscience of SARS-CoV-2 and the Madness of Modern Virology (1 of 5) - Behin"

#pandemic #pfizer #pfizerdocuments #mrna #vaccine #covid19 #virologists
[1] ourtube.co.uk/v/XzEi5B
How can anyone trust the science, if the science cannot be questioned?

Censored Science:
#Fauci #Evil #Science #Censorship #NIH #Pfizer #Polio #Covid #AIDS #VAED #BigPharma #Microbiology #Biology #MSM #Journalism
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Worldwide, journalists are being killed, harassed, and imprisoned, as public opinion about #journalism globally is at an all-time low. At 11 am PST we'll discuss this with @pressfreedom, @RicardoTrotti, Slavic Sacramento and @goldkorn. Join via FB: fb.me/e/1yrfRL17N
Welcome to today's briefing, "#Journalists in the Crosshairs: The War on Information." You can follow the conversation here @EthnicMediaSvc and via FB Live: fb.me/e/1yrfRL17N
"In the 50 years I have been working in this field, it feels like a very dangerous time to be a #journalist," says EMS Director Sandy Close. #PressFreedom
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