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Was Donald Trump Reinstated as President Today?

Friday was supposed to be a big day. “The morning of August 13 it’ll be the talk of the world,” Mike Lindell, the MyPillow impresario and purveyor of discredited conspiracy theories about a stolen presidential election, warned during a recent appearance on a conservative podcast. Lindell, who is being sued…
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August 13, 2021
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Occupy the Internet: 200 Media Experts Publish an Alarming Wake Up Call and Demand a Public Service Internet

Released today, the Public Service Media and Public Service Internet Manifesto says, “The Internet and the media landscape are broken. The dominant commercial Internet platforms endanger democracy. Despite all the great opportunities the Internet has offered to society and individuals, the digital giants have acquired unparalleled economic, political and cultural…
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June 17, 2021
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Josh Hawley and the GOP’s Fake War Against Big Tech

The books of Republican politicians might be described as political romances. Harboring fantasies of an electorate falling in love with them, they come bearing a dowry of policy prescriptions donated by right-wing think tanks. These books occupy a world of willful delusion, where, in 200 or so generously spaced pages,…
bubmag
May 4, 2021
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It’s Time to Pop China’s Online Filter Bubbles

One afternoon in mid-November, a university journalism professor confided in me a not-so-shocking secret: “I only found out today what ‘Versailles literature’ actually means.” China’s latest buzzword was already all over the internet and on every student’s lips, but he had never encountered it during his daily online browsing sessions.…
bubmag
January 6, 2021
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Election reality fails to pop GOP’s online filter bubble

The Trump administration's fight to question the election's outcome is providing a massive field test of the effectiveness of online echo chambers and filter bubbles.The state of play: So far, the evidence from the Trump universe shows partisan delusion winning out over objective reality.By the numbers: Some 70% of Republicans…
bubmag
November 12, 2020