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Gates: Sit Room Photo Fakes Gave Pause When It Came to Bin Laden Photo

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, May 13 2011

Defense Secretary Gates reluctance to support the release of photos of Osama Bin Laden was influenced by the altered photos of the Situation Room that were floating around the Internet, reports Politico's Josh Gerstein: ... Read More

How You Be Bin Laden and Still Email Folks

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, May 13 2011

The AP's Adam Goldman and Matt Apuzzo report: Holed up in his walled compound in northeast Pakistan with no phone or Internet capabilities, bin Laden would type a message on his computer without an Internet connection, ... Read More

The New Art of Pushback

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, May 11 2011

Anyone who writes unflattering things about powerful people encounters pushback. But it seems the art of pushback is changing. New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman encountered that today in response to a column in ... Read More

Understanding the Staggering Spread of Keith Urbahn's bin Laden Tweet

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, May 6 2011

SocialFlow's mapping showing the spread of Keith Urbahn's tweet on the killing of Osama bin Laden Keith Urbahn's source tweet on the killing of bin Laden By a quarter to ten last Sunday night, word had gotten out that ... Read More

Democrats Say "GutsyCall.com" Wasn't Them

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, May 6 2011

The Democratic National Committee tells the Huffington Post's Sam Stein that the Obama campaign apparatus had nothing to do with the redirection of GutsyCall.com to the Obama campaign website, despite speculation floated ... Read More

Watching Him Watching Us Watching Him

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, May 5 2011

Sohaib Athar, "unwitting" witness to history, becomes more deliberate: Read More

Who Controls 'Twistory?'

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, May 5 2011

University of Massachusetts political science professor Stuart W. Shulman has built software for doing textual analysis on large amounts of data. So when he saw an explosion of Twitter activity around the death of Osama ... Read More

No Official Bin Laden Body Photos, Says Obama

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, May 4 2011

Obama has decided not to release any photographs of the body of Osama bin Laden, reports CBS News' Mark Knoller. The president, tweets Knoller, announced the decision during today's taping of a "60 Minutes" interview ... Read More

Calling Bull on "Teenagers Don't Know Who Osama Bin Laden Is" Search Stories

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, May 4 2011

Yahoo's Search folks are pushing out a story under the banner of "Teens Don’t Know Who Osama Bin Laden Is," and it's getting picked up widely, a confirmation of the assumption that American kids these days ... Read More

How the World Came to Know the Abbottabad Tweeter

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, May 3 2011

Poynter's Steve Myers has the fascinating story of how Sohaib Athar, a.k.a. @reallyvirtual, became the guy who live-tweeted the killing of Osama bin Laden. But there's a complexity in Meyers' account that has perhaps ... Read More