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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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In China, Local Governments Play Whac-a-Mole With Taxi Apps

It seems these days that car-hailing apps exist only to give cities grief. In New York, car sharing start-ups like Lyft ignore labor, safety insurance laws and in China, the situation is no different except in one regard: taxi hailing apps in China are proliferating at a faster rate than in the U.S. In China, however, the taxi system is very much in its infancy and local Chinese governments are struggling to control the proliferation of new apps that flout the law. GO

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The Uncertain Future of India's Plan to Biometrically Identify Everyone

Since its launch in 2010, people in India have raised a number of questions and concerns about the Aadhaar card —formally known as Unique Identification (UID)— citing its effects on privacy rights, potential security flaws, and failures in functionality. GO

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