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Department Of Homeland Security Compiling Database Of Journalists And “Media Influencers”

The details of the attached Request for Information outline a plan to gather and monitor the public activities of media professionals and influencers and are enough to cause nightmares of constitutional proportions, particularly as the freedom of the press is under attack worldwide. And “attack” is not hyperbolic. Every day, journalists face serious consequences […]

Confirmed: Facebook’s Recent Algorithm Update Burying Right-Wing Sources, Boosting Left

By George Upper Facebook’s much-publicized demotion of publishers’ content in users’ news feeds has negatively impacted conservative-leaning publishers significantly more than liberal-leaning outlets, an analysis by The Western Journal has revealed. Liberal publishers have gained about 2 percent more web traffic from Facebook than they were getting prior to the algorithm […]

NYT: Harvey Weinstein Paid Off Sexual Harassment Accusers for Decades

‘An investigation by The New York Times found previously undisclosed allegations against Mr. Weinstein stretching over nearly three decades, documented through interviews with current and former employees and film industry workers, as well as legal records, emails and internal documents from the businesses he has run, Miramax and the Weinstein […]

I used to think gun control was the answer. My research told me otherwise.

  Evidence suggests that no one broad gun-control restriction could make a big difference. By Leah Libresco, a statistician and former newswriter at FiveThirtyEight, a data journalism site. She is the author of “Arriving at Amen.” Before I started researching gun deaths, gun-control policy used to frustrate me. I wished the National Rifle […]