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Dan Gillmor
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The Washington Post's David Fahrenthold has done some of the best journalism about Trump's corruption. He's had help -- from his readers. I talk about this in the Atlantic.

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Like many other people, I'm somewhat puzzled by the AT&T proposed buyout of Time Warner. But there's some logic to it if the company plans to absolutely destroy network neutrality. My latest in Slate:


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What if TV news channels stopped playing Trump's game in the debates -- by refusing to let his lies go on the air in the first place?

In the Atlantic, I suggest a way to do this.

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One of the world's most amazing experiments in open networking -- I think it's the most important effort of its kind -- is taking place in the Catalonia region of Spain. It's called Guifi.net, a mesh-and-more network that has more than 30,000 live nodes and is growing rapidly.

I spent some time with its founder and a key staff member, and reported back on what I found, at +Backchannel.

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I've been thinking a lot about the live and near-live videos of police in the past few days. It's a huge shift in one way, not so much in others. But we need to be thinking where this will lead--and ensuring that we, not governments and giant companies, control what we do. 

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Hillary Clinton's tech plan has some flaws, but it's at least thoughtful. I discuss it in my newest Slate column. (Disclosure, which appears in the piece: I'm donating to and, if asked, volunteering to help the campaign--because the thought of a Trump presidency scares me so much.)
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