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Annenberg Center Aims To Fight Deceptive Viral Political Videos With Humor

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Friday, November 18 2011

Political fact-checking during the presidential campaign season is about to get a whole lot more entertaining. The Annenberg Public Policy Center is about to launch a new online political video fact-checking fusillade in ... Read More

Fact-Checking Sites Are Good for Politics: 'Mostly True' Statement, or 'Pants On Fire?'

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, November 1 2011

Ben Smith explores political fact-checking, a now decades-old media trend that's found new life — and, Smith writes, new controversy — online: ... despite the superficial respect figures in both parties pay ... Read More

Swiftboating the Stimulus: Did the Internet Really Kill "Rovian" Politics?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, February 19 2010

A year and a half ago, a few weeks before the presidential election, Google CEO Eric Schmidt made a bold claim about the impact of the internet on our public life: "We are witnessing the end of Rovian politics," he Read More

Daily Digest: Bloggers Pressing Press to Start Pressing

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, September 10 2008

Bloggers on the left have kept alive questions about Palin's "Bridge to Nowhere" claims and are goading the press into asking them; Larry Lessig asks where McCain might make change on the tech front; Obama supporters are ... Read More

Daily Digest: Bloggers Pressing Press to Start Pressing

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, September 10 2008

The Web on the Candidates The "Bridge to Nowhere" Suddenly Goes Somewhere: Debate over Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's assertion that she told Congress "thanks but no thanks" on ... Read More

Daily Digest: Save the Debate Says No More CNN

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, November 30 2007

More on the CNN/YouTube debate: Save the Debate wants CNN out of the YouTube debate process; Factcheck.org finds a smattering of truth-bending among the candidates; IPDI gets their criticism on; regardless of criticism, ... Read More

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New Media Sites in Iran Blur Lines Between Citizen Journo, Professional Journo, & Activist

In 2010, Newsweek declared Iran the “birthplace of citizen journalism.” Iranian bloggers were hailed by Westerners as “brave” for their coverage of the aftermath of the disputed 2009 election. A 40-second video of the death of Neda Agha-Soltan during an anti-government protest won a prestigious George Polk Award, the first anonymously-produced work to be so honored. And then came the 2013 study “Whither Blogestan,” which sought to explain Iran's shrinking blogosphere. Of nearly 25,000 highly active and connected blogs in 2008 and 2009, only 20 percent were still online in September 2013.

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