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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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NYC Open Data Advocates Focus on Quality And Value Over Quantity

The New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications plans to publish more than double the amount of datasets this year than it published to the portal last year, new Commissioner Anne Roest wrote last week in an annual report mandated by the city's open data law, with 135 datasets scheduled to be released this year, and almost 100 more to come in 2015. But as preparations are underway for City Council open data oversight hearings in the fall, what matters more to advocates than the absolute number of the datasets is their quality. GO

Civic Tech and Engagement: Announcing a New Series on What Makes it "Thick"

Announcing a new series of feature articles that we will be publishing over the next several months, thanks to the support of the Rita Allen Foundation. Our focus is on digitally-enabled civic engagement, and in particular, how and under what conditions "thick" digital civic engagement occurs. What we're after is answers to this question: When does a tech tool or platform enable actual people to make ongoing and significant contributions to each other, to a place or cause, at a scale that produces demonstrable change? GO

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