#internetlessons2021 starts with a negative tone as a moderator says "Public sentiment has turned against the internet." Really? Media sentiment has certainly turned and @DrTechlash marks when that happened in her book.
In the first 15 minutes, #internetlessons2021 is all about harms. After what the net brought us in the pandemic, can we not also focus on the good we want to foster and amplify?
"Americans have never hated technology more," says the moderator, Sarah Jeong, from the NYTimes. That is media--The Times--projecting its own moral panic and then reporting it as public opinion without evidence. #internetlessons2021
Thank goodness for MIT's TL Taylor for reminding the #internetlessons2021 panel that good things occur when people are freed from mass media's control and it would be good to talk about amplifying that good.
To assume the billions who use the internet do not do so for their good reasons, that they are led astray by technology is evidence of paternalistic third-person effect from an institution--media--that resents the challenge not by tech but by the public. #internetlessons2021
G'bless @mmasnick for telling #internetlessons2021 that so many of the problems critics want to solve are problems not of technology but of society and people of long standing.
And thank goodness for the perspective and research brought to #internetlessons by @daphnehk and @evelyndouek, raising the discussion to look at the impact of the architecture of the net.
.@daphnehk wisely says the real question is whether we want choke points and whether we worry about regime change over them. #internetlessons2021
.@mmasnick says the UK Harms/Safety bill "looks a lot like the original Great Firewall of China," in which harm is undefined and so much is chilld. #internetlessons2021
Well-done, @evelyndouek, @daphnehk, @mmasnick: an informed, intelligent, nuanced, productive, useful conversation.

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Now Morning Joe is talking about "illiberalism on both sides."
Now it comes full circle as McWhorter blames social media.
"I don't know what you're up to." @esglaude to @JohnHMcWhorter. Amen.
I so wish Morning Joe had given Glaude the full segment to question McWorter.
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This is the lead story in the Süddeutsche Zeitung + Zeit Online + Der Spiegel + FAZ + taz ... but not Bild or Springer's Welt.
+ zeit.de/kultur/2021-10…
.@BuzzFeed angles:
* Ippen Digital bought BuzzFeed Germany. That team investigated Reichelt & Bild. Dirk Ippen blocked the story.
* Last @benyt target, Ozy, was, he said, in some sort of business talks involving BuzzFeed.
* Of course, @benyt founded & ran BuzzFeed News.
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I didn't argue that. Tell me how y are not misinterpreting me.
Of course, paperbacks changed literature and I'm saying there was cultural handwringing--high v low culture--about that. I sense a similar perhaps snobbish worry here.
The concern about the paperbacking of culture had its roots in technology--the Linotype, stereotyping, etc--but also, importantly, in distribution: a belief according to some that selling books in train stations and drugstores was not the expansion of culture but its ruin.
For example, from something I'm writing:
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Such spectacular news. What a wonderful sign of support for @mariaressa's courageous work.

Journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov win 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for fighting for press freedom washingtonpost.com/world/nobel-pe…
Video of the announcement:
In the @SZ, the Nobel for journalists is the lead story.
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1:1 God made a social network. It was called Earth. Even She could not be certain what would follow.
2:1 For the longest time, or so it seemed to the people of Earth, She allowed them to roam free, to explore, to commune, to be social.
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SUCH an important report on Black news media from @newmarkjschool's @CCMNewmarkJ: @cthompsonmorton + @gmochkofsky. We must give much more support to Black & Latino media (mass media had their chance). This report demonstrates why:

e.g.: "Black media publishes, by a factor of as high as 6X, more coverage than MSM on issues of importance to Black communities, including racism, health disparities, & voting access. 23% of articles in Black media mention racism or related issues, vs. 8% in mainstream media"
Shameful indictment of MSM & reason to reconsider every beat!:
In coronavirus coverage, Black media wrote five times more than mainstream media on the disproportionate racial impact of the pandemic, and nearly twice as much as mainstream media on frontline and essential workers.
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