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Interesting to read @Guardian’s praise on back cover of @JohnPilger’s 1992 book of essays, ‘Distant Voices’ given deceitful articles defining their recent track record (eg wsws.org/en/articles/20…).

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How is & how should #EUDataP of #journalism #media develop under #GDPR? Here are some thoughts based on a talk I gave to @sciencespo and @HECParisLaw late last year. slideshare.net/DavidErdos1/gd…
(1) State law remains highly divergent but the great majority recognise that qualified DP requirements and partial DPA supervision should apply to journalism.
(2) This law, the GDPR itself and the EU Charter all point to a continued, albeit sensitive role, for DPAs here. But these agencies have many other demands and remain highly resource constrained.
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Not just State, of course, but the captive in-house law firm of the Deep State and the Clinton Mob -- otherwise known as the US Department of Justice
And while this has been going on for a decade, the last two years of it can and must be laid at the feet of the present President of the United States.
Don't @ excuses. There are none.
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@ilb_ @UN the international response to the murder of Mr. Khashoggi marks the hollowness of the universal declaration of human rights. Sitting at an event tonight put on in his memory, I couldn't help but cringe while listening to the 30 articles read aloud. They are meaningless
If no country is willing to uphold the values contained within. It's business as usual between the Saudis and signatories of the UDHR. What do these words do for people whose rights are being violated - whose lives are being taken from them? We need real protections
And systems in place to make sure these things no longer happen, and that culpable governments are held accountable, not fairy tales to make us feel better about being human. #Khashoggi #journalism #memorial #realtalk #FreePress #Saudi #usa #Canada
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It's International #AntiCorruptionDay. What is corruption? At #ARIJ18 conference hosted by @ARIJNetwork, OCCRP's Editor in Chief @DrewOCCRP defined it for us based on the sum of investigations published by OCCRP. #UnitedAgainstCorruption
#AntiCorruptionDay: Investigative #journalism exposes corruption and activists at Transparency International (@anticorruption) act on the evidence. The Global Anti-Corruption Consortium is a game changer. occrp.org/en/gacc/. #UnitedAgainstCorruption
#AntiCorruptionDay: Investigative reporter @Khadija_Ismayil saw how the Global Anti-Corruption Consortium was key in the Azerbaijani Laundromat investigation and its impact. Recap the investigation here: occrp.org/en/azerbaijani… #UnitedAgainstCorruption
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1,400 Canadians have died and 14,000 have been injured by faulty and unproven medical devices since 2008, by @jesse_mclean @TheCribby thestar.com/news/investiga… via @ICIJorg @torontostar #ImplantFiles
CBC takes you inside Health Canada's medical device records newsinteractives.cbc.ca/medical-device… via @cbchealth @MEDEC_Canada #ImplantFiles
'We're guinea pigs': Canada's oversight process for implanted medical devices stuns suffering patients, by @valerie_ouellet @VikCBC @mckiedavid cbc.ca/news/health/im… via @cbchealth #ImplantFiles
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This all started because the #MetPolice & #LBRUT couldn't do their day jobs properly & decided to take the law into their own hands. It started as a small cover up 12 years ago but has turned into British State Persecution.

#Skynews #BBCNews #DailyMail #Guardian #Euronews
My company was raided. It should have been a straightforward matter. But the #MetPolice & #LBRUT forgot to seize my computer & came back to do a 2nd raid. The search warrant didn't permit a second entry, however, #LBRUT entered unlawfully

#Guardian #Telegraph #DailyMail #GMB #UK
Complaints were then made to my MP #VinceCable. He liaised with the #Metpolice & #LBRUT. And then weeks later, the search warrant was completely changed & was passed off as the search warrant executed on the day of the raids.

#DailyPolitics #Libdems #Conservatives #labour #bbcdp
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genuinely curious what it’s like for NYT reporters to get paid to type up Trump lies day in and day out; nytimes.com/2018/10/31/us/…
that’s their job. period
keep in mind, NYT is going to type up every redundant Trump rally between now and Election Day. every dispatch will read just like the previous one, and the bulk of each piece will by politely relaying Trump lies via his quotes. #journalism
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this is so bad. it’s the Axios reporter who suggests “legal scholars” say executive orders from WH can over rule Constitution—they can’t
so it’s actually the reporter who presents false premise, which Trump then embraces. #journalism
I falsely assumed that when Trump said executive order could overrule Constitution that Axios reporters aggressively fact checked him—instead they did opposite. #access
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The discussion going on right now on @MSNBC, between @NicolleDWallace, @SteveSchmidtSES, @Rosie O'Donnell & @Eugene_Robinson, should be 'required viewing' for every American. It's intelligent, informed, rational, TRUTH.
Well done, people! 👏🏽🇺🇸
Here's one small segment👇🏼As I said, it went for the better part of an hour, so please feel free to post more if you see any.
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Today I'm pulp I look at a magazine that was a trailblazer for modern photo-led #journalism: VU.
First published in Paris in 1928 VU was a magazine that put the photograph first. Over 3,000 photos were used in its first year of publication alone.
The timing was auspicious: the Leica 1 camera had been released in 1925 and the Rolleiflex would launch in 1929. High quality portable photography was making its breakthrough and VU magazine would pioneer it's journalistic use.
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But now, onto my own personal summation of this all. The @Guardian, it is THE paper and site that gives most national (UK) and international (USA, Australia, the damned world) to coverage of issues like poverty, class. It has worldclass investigative #journalism. But.....
... but I admit to being more than fully cheesed off with the Guardian myself. I was a loyal funder, around 60 quid a month, I stopped completely, because the Guardian's new policies were so idiotic and off-putting, not to mention counter-productive.
But! ....
But, bluntly, the @Guardian still is THE major newspaper in the UK, the USA or Australia, to give a very wide range of opinion from the public, & to also give reasonably trustworthy investigative #journalism.
I refuse to contribute money, but it's still very much my first go-to.
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Oh, and let's discuss that bit of trivia, that went trending on Twitter for a short while, only in the UK, naturally. The #BoycottTheGuardian garbage. Because maybe the UK could benefit from dosing up the tapwater with lithium and haloperidol too.
For those who don't know it: the @guardian is a broadsheet, i.e. a respectable newspaper, not a scandal-mongering tabloid, based in the UK, though its web-presence is heavy in the USA and Australia. It is the smallest of national broadsheets in the UK, and the best one.
The @Guardian, national broadsheet w/ the smallest subscription in the UK, is also the most "left"-wing & liberal of the UK national broadsheets. Known 1821 till 1959 as the Manchester Guardian, it has done a huge deal of v important investigative #journalism over the centuries.
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Short lap. Check out the horn on that caterpillar, though!
I was gonna start a 🦆 party hashtag, but there was some weird stuff associated with that. Seriously, always check before you start a hashtag.
There was some serious jostling and splashing going on. My guess is it’s the feisty young adults, testing their feathers.
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I don't have a course to give a pep talk to any more, so if you're starting any #Journalism undergrad course in the morning, here are my top tips.
1) Today is the first day of your professional life as a journalist. Keep your eye on the exit. Three years will pass very quickly, if you wait until finals to think about your first job you've missed the opportunity.
2) Noone in the real world cares about your marks, so long as you pass everything. It's nice to get a First, and with the right attitude it's more than possible, but given the choice between brilliant grades and work experience, take the placement. Every. Time.
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This all started because the #MetPolice & #LBRUT couldn't do their jobs properly & then decided to take the law into their own hands. The result of this decision has led to events stranger than fiction

#BBCNews #Skynews #Itvnews #Channel4News #ThisMorning #TheresaMay #UKGov #LBC
My company was raided. It should have been a straightforward matter. But the #MetPolice & #LBRUT forgot to seize my computer & came back to do a 2nd raid. The search warrant didn't permit a second entry, however, #LBRUT entered unlawfully

#Guardian #Telegraph #DailyMail #GMB #UK
Complaints were then made to my MP #VinceCable. He liaised with the #Metpolice & #LBRUT. And then weeks later, the search warrant was completely changed & was passed off as the search warrant executed on the day of the raids.

#DailyPolitics #Libdems #Conservatives #labour #bbcdp
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A friend asked me how I knew this in 2016, during the campaign, before the election, how did I know to raise red flags about #TrumpRussia #TrumpLies #TrumpCrimeSyndicate #PenceKnew #Manafort 1/
She went on: you’re busy, you’re just a normal civilian person, you run a small business, you’re focused on working, your family, how did you figure out and know what was wrong with Trump, Russia, the GOP, why the election was different? 2/
First, let’s acknowledge lots of people knew, too. I don’t just mean the intelligence community, or the co-conspirators and accomplices to treason and illegal activities, I mean lots of other regular people like me. There are some common qualities and habits we share 3/
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I know it's late, and there are immediate needs families are dealing with, but coverage of the #AndoverMAFires #LawrenceFires is already atrocious, so I wanted to share a few general thoughts and observations, some of which may explain what you're about to see unfold. #mapoli
We're hearing about @ColumbiaGasMA over and over. And yes, they're the contractor. But let's remember that Columbia is a subsidiary of the much larger @NiSourceInc: nisource.com/customers/wher… #mapoli #LawrenceFires #AndoverMAFires #Lawrence #Andover
In fact, here's a press release from 9.13.2018 about the work they're doing via Columbia in #Lawrence and #Andover (among other places). Link (and screenshot just in case). columbiagasma.com/en/about-us/ne… "Enhanced safety features, Reliability of service for years to come..." #mapoli
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😂 oh I can't wait for this relaunch. Gawker is the worst of the worst, dumpster trash internet journalism, and they already still exist with all their writers and bloggers under other websites. Get them all back in one place again so it's easier to laugh at please. Thanks
Previously, from Gawker: nypost.com/2016/03/09/gaw…
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"...now, as the DCMS committee report suggests, in the post-Trump, post-Brexit information world, the pillar of journalistic ‘balance’ has cracked." theneweuropean.co.uk//top-stories/g…
"Consider this dilemma. A journalist standing on the White House lawn seeks to be accurate and fair, but what does she do when the most powerful democratically-elected leader in the world lies – repeatedly, obviously and unashamedly?"
"...is it necessary to ‘balance’ a public lie with some Trump loyalist telling us the president employs ‘alternative facts’?"
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Now it’s time for the @BadPressAwards at @BylineFest hosted by @johnmitchinson

He says there’s a Chinese proverb - lies in a newspaper are like rat droppings in a soup. They are both disgusting and obvious.

He says today the awards are a cornucopia of shit soup…
#BylineFest
@BadPressAwards @BylineFest @johnmitchinson … John says that standards are lower than ever before, and this year international bodies have cited the UKs news industry as an outlier in terms of how little the public trust it.
The first award: most obvious sponsored content. News that is really advertising, but is disguised as a news story...

#BylineFest #BylineFestival
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Mini #journalism thread:

Some debate as to whether this story by @l_stone is a giant “nothingburger”, as per @garry_keller, a former chief of staff to former Foreign Minister @baird
I think it’s a story, but not the story that’s reported. The Liberals got lucky. Pitching this attack could have easily resulted in a story that read: “Garneau launches errant attack over thing that’s done all of the time and isn’t even NAFTA-related”.
The partisan in me wants to think that’s how this fact-free attack would have been reported had the Tories pitched it (especially with facts now supposedly at a premium). Lord knows I pitched enough attacks that weren’t picked up because the, um, facts didn’t support them.
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1/ THREAD. What are possible #solutions to the threats #deepfakes and synthetic media could pose to evidence, truth and freedom of expression? Our survey from recent @witnessorg @firstdraftnews expert convening.
2/ Invest in MEDIA LITERACY + RESILIENCE/discernment for news consumers - how to spot both individual items of synthetic media (e.g. via visible anomalies such as mouth distortion often present in current deepfakes) as well as develop approaches to assessing image credibility
3/ Recent examples sharing commonsense guidance on this e.g. @CraigSilverman buzzfeed.com/craigsilverman… and @samanthsunne gijn.org/2018/05/28/wha…
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1/ What are #deepfakes + #AI generated synthetic media; what threats do they pose to #humanrights, #journalism and #publicsphere? What should we fear? What can we do? Thread w/ key tech + usages from recent expert mtg summarizing blog.witness.org/2018/07/deepfa…
2/We've had fake images and CGI for years, so what's different now (beyond enabling us to transplant Nicolas Cage's face to other people). The ease of making #deepfakes is captured by the vlogger Tom Scott
3/ = Barriers to entry to manipulate audio and video are falling - costs less, needs less tech expertise, uses open-source code + cloud computing power. Plus, sophistication of manipulation of social media spaces by bad actors makes it easier to weaponize and to micro-target.
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