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Far-right media pundits launch vicious attacks on Simone Biles over Olympic withdrawal
‘Outing’ of priest shines light on ethics of geolocation data sales, and on divisions within Catholic media
On vaccines, deliberate ignorance shouldn’t be treated the same as hesitance
Coddling delusions doesn’t make them go away, it makes them stronger
Allegedly leftist media fall over themselves to praise billionaires in space
The Washington Post, owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, predictably lavished praise on its owner
We’re finally talking about the disparate uniform rules for female and male Olympians
Women athletes are finally speaking out about the double-standards the sports world places on them
As Covid infections in GOP areas rise, the danger of disinformation has become undeniable
Many political centrists have long dismissed right-wing media as an irrelevant joke, coronavirus is exposing their error
Republican elites loved Covid-19 vaccines until Joe Biden became president
GOP officials used to advocated for public vaccinations, now they spread lies about them
Giant media companies are complicit in presenting religious extremism as harmless
Media companies like TLC keep helping far-right Christian groups present sanitized images of themselves to the public
Trump’s lawsuits against Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube aren’t about winning in court
No court is going to rule in the ex-president’s favor, his lawsuits are more to keep his supporters riled up
Cable subscribers are being forced to subsidize Fox News, even if they don’t watch it
Hateful hosts like Tucker Carlson alienated advertisers, but it hasn’t harmed FNC’s bottom line
‘We Are Lady Parts’ portrays Muslim women as they are, not as others see them
Finally a television program that shows the struggle Muslim women face between bigoted Western right-wingers and intracultural misogyny
Naive mainstream journalists are helping Republicans lie about ‘critical race theory’
Facing low turnout without Donald Trump on 2022 election ballots, GOP activists are manufacturing a fake controversy with assistance from gullible reporters
Britney Spears isn’t the only person whose civil rights have been harmed by conservatorships
Too often people with disabilities are stripped of virtually all of their civil rights through guardianships and conservatorships
Does dystopian fiction make people more willing to believe in violence to achieve justice?
New research is beginning to indicate that watching dystopian fiction can incite real-world radicalism
Most people are wary of media manipulation, a new app aims to show how it happens
Computational propaganda has become ubiquitous, but what if its techniques could be taught via a computer game?
Female pop stars were expected to bare their skin, but today’s are baring their souls
Pop performers are talking about their personal trauma more than ever, but is the music industry exploiting them rather than helping them?
In some quarters, leak of billionaires’ tax avoidance provokes more outrage than their non-payment
Centrist and conservative politicians more interested in pursuing who leaked proof billionaires don’t pay taxes than fixing the laws they abuse
Unqualified Covid pundits have become a real challenge to public health education
‘Hot-take’ culture has turned public health debate into a battlefield strewn with misinformation.
National journalists are still afraid to tell the truth about GOP extremism
Republicans across the country are actively embracing authoritarianism but conventional journalists are acting as if it’s all Trump’s doing
Trump’s blog failure reminds us of the power of platforms, and their owners’ responsibilities
The ex-president’s rudimentary blog was a total failure, and provided a larger lesson in media.
Giant media companies are converging on independent podcasting
Podcasting has long been a platform for independent voices and privacy for users, consolidation is changing all that
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