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Cameron Harris, a recent college graduate, pulled six million people into his bogus story about the discovery of fraudulent ballots for Hillary Clinton.
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Really interesting piece that, yes, gets to 'water' but more clearly points to the ways that we can make government action more effective. Struck me that this is much the way that teachers think as they make tweaks in their classrooms and pedagogy.
An unusual team of White House scientists works through the final days of the Obama Administration.
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A collection of links to recent media pieces debating BuzzFeed's decision to publish the dossier.
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A look at the treatment of Schwarzenegger's interview about The Apprentice and how a relatively balanced, non-partisan conversation was "weaponized."
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Indeed. Past time .
Co-opted by conservative media, the label is misleading and useless.
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Anxious about the widespread consumption and spread of propaganda and fake news during this year’s election cycle, many progressives are…
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Missed this overview piece from a month ago for the collection. Clipped now, and then really...need to stop with the fake news stuff already. (That includes PEOTUS.)

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Didn't expect this headline, huh?
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An interesting array here:
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A very good reminder of the longer thread of the attention economy --

My name is danah boyd and I'm a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research and the founder/president of Data & Society. Buzzwords in my world include: privacy, context, youth culture, social media, big data. I use this blog to express random thoughts about whatever I'm thinking. Relevant links:.
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This collection of research offers insights into the impacts of fake news, including fake Twitter images, and how people use the internet to spread rumors and misinformation.
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Hi DasiyEnglish, long time, no see.

Of course, MSM is a huge swathe of publishers, from -- Fox to CNN to NYT to Wall Street Journal -- that publish everything from news to opinion to entertainment features to simple things like movie times, none of which pretend to be news...and of course they sell ads. They are the vehicle, not the story.

Occasionally they may even post something which is fake as in 'made up' as in A Million Little Pieces, but that's rare.
Sometimes they will fall for a scam or bogus info, make errors and retract or correct. All of that is typically seen as a terrible thing, gets people fired, gets apologies and corrections. All of that goes against the canons of the profession and the roles that reporters, editors, fact checkers, etc. work to pursue. It is a world away from Macedonian teenagers making up stories whole fabric to engineer clickbait from readers who pay (with their attention and clicks) to be fed propaganda that entertains them or confirms their existing beliefs. This narrower definition is what fake news is.

So under the assumption that there is actually some reality, some facts that tell us something about the world, I think any citizen who actually believes he/she should be part of 'making American actually great' would need to try to find real and credible information to guide decision-making. This is not a partisan issue -- this is post-partisan. This is about what it means to be a citizen. IMHO, of course.
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Okay, not totally on point, but I can't help adding this. Another list reminded me of this so, so, so wonderful 2005 Atlantic piece by David Foster Wallace on John Zeigler and political talk radio. The piece, which is classic Wallace, reminds us that the role of The Host is not to report, enlighten, or drive for understanding but rather to stimulate, entertain, and acquire engaged listeners. Much like other pieces in this collection, the reminder is that the economic role of content is to sell advertising. But if you love Wallace, you'll want to read this for that reason alone.

Deep into the mercenary world of take-no-prisoners political talk radio
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I direct National Programs and Site Development for the National Writing Project, a network of nearly 200 university-based / teacher-led professional development and learning organizations dedicated to the belief that everyone can be a knowledge-creator when writing, making, and sharing are at the center. Visit us at www.nwp.org.
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    Ph.D. Curriculum Theory and Social Policy, 1988 - 1992
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