We Tracked Down A Fake-News Creator In The Suburbs. Here’s What We Learned : All Tech Considered : NPR

http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2016/11/23/503146770/npr-finds-the-head-of-a-covert-fake-news-operation-in-the-suburbs?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social Jestin Coler, publisher of fake news sites “The whole idea from the start was to build a site that could kind of infiltrate the echo chambers of the alt-right.” Fanatic Studio/Getty Images A lot of fake and misleading news stories were shared across social media during the election. One that got a lot of […] more…

James Comey’s Remarkable Five Hours on Capitol Hill – The New Yorker

James Comey’s Remarkable Five Hours on Capitol Hill – The New Yorker http://www.newyorker.com/news/john-cassidy/james-comeys-remarkable-five-hours-on-capitol-hill?mbid=gnep&intcid=gnep&google_editors_picks=true John Cassidy•March 20, 2017 Washington hasn’t seen the likes of the F.B.I. director James Comey’s hearing before the House Intelligence Committee in many a day—if, indeed, there has ever been anything like it. PHOTOGRAPH BY MARK PETERSON / REDUX / THE NEW […] more…

FBI Director Comey confirms probe of possible coordination between Kremlin and Trump campaign

 Clinton as she was heading into the home stretch of her campaign. Now, the tables are turned.  Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), the committee chairman, urged Comey to reveal if and when the bureau has information clearing any of its targets, and to do so as quickly as possible.  “There’s a big gray cloud that you’ve […] more…

Comey Testifies Before Congress

That move, Democrats charged, hurt Clinton as she was heading into the home stretch of her campaign. Now, the tables are turned.  Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), the committee chairman, urged Comey to reveal if and when the bureau has information clearing any of its targets, and to do so as quickly as possible.  “There’s a […] more…

2 Months In, Trump May Already Own A First: Most Corrupt POTUS. Ever.

2 Months In, Trump May Already Own A First: Most Corrupt POTUS. Ever. http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_58cdb2f0e4b0ec9d29dc879d/amp Ethics experts cannot think of a predecessor more ready to use the prestige of the office for personal gain. WASHINGTON – Imagine a foreign potentate who uses his official position to promote his private businesses. Who makes face time with visiting […] more…

Nina Katchadourian – Sorted Book Project

Nina Katchadourian http://www.ninakatchadourian.com/languagetranslation/sortedbooks.php The Sorted Books project began in 1993, and it has has taken place on many different sites over the years, ranging form private homes to specialized book collections. The process is the same in every case: I sort through a collection of books, pull particular titles, and eventually group the books into […] more…

Digitization Unearths New Data From Cold War-Era Nuclear Test Films

The film is silent, but it starts with a bang. The screen blows out white, then a tropical beach comes into view, before an explosion tears across the horizon. A two-tiered mushroom cloud flows skyward, revealing a dark, intense plume of smoke that smolders in the distance. Another film, showing the charmingly titled “Operation Teapot,” […] more…

Trump Embraces One Of Russia’s Favorite Propaganda Tactics — Whataboutism

President Trump has developed a consistent tactic when he’s criticized: say that someone else is worse. This week, when the Congressional Budget Office estimated that Republicans’ health care plan would leave 24 million additional people uninsured in 2026, Trump’s first move wasn’t a direct response. Instead, he took to Twitter to blast the Affordable Care […] more…

Trump Proposes Eliminating the Arts and Humanities Endowments – NYTimes.com

Trump Proposes Eliminating the Arts and Humanities Endowments – NYTimes.com https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/03/15/arts/nea-neh-endowments-trump.html March 15, 2017 A deep fear came to pass for many artists, museums, and cultural organizations nationwide early Thursday morning when President Trump, in his first federal budget plan, proposed eliminating the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. […] more…

These 10 great cultural works wouldn’t have happened without public funding

These 10 great cultural works wouldn’t have happened without public funding http://amp.usatoday.com/story/99259050/ Andrea Mandell, USA TODAY 1 hour ago President Trump’s proposed budget plan has sent shock-waves throughout the country’s arts community. Whoopie Goldberg in ‘The Color Purple.”‘ WARNER BROS. Why? It calls for the elimination of funding for four independent cultural agencies — the National Endowment for […] more…
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