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Regulation Power Play: The Chill is On

In a surprise move late Friday, a key Democrat on the Federal Election Commission called for burdensome new rules on Internet-based campaigning, prompting the Republican chairman to warn that Democrats want to regulate online political sites and even news media  324 more words

Mediasphere

Selfies might be mildly annoying, but could they be dangerous?

Competitively posting selfies that represent hate? This is a contest you do not want to win. 544 more words

Censorship

Russia Might Be Addicted To Social Media

$750,000 spent on social media. Talk about a Facebook addiction.

Just a few weeks ago, Russia spent the equivalent of approximately $750,000 for a social media campaign aimed against the growing belief in “pseudoscience” in Russia. 535 more words

Social Media

Hong Kong Protest and Social Media: Man Arrested Over Online Messages

HONG KONG — Gillian Wong reports: A man was arrested on suspicion of posting messages online that urged people to gather and agitate at a protest site, police said Sunday. 372 more words

Global

The 'Truthy' Project: Federal Agency Wants to Study ‘Social Pollution’ by Analyzing Twitter

The NSF has already poured nearly $1 million into Truthy. To what end? Why is the federal government spending so much money on the study of your Twitter habits? 403 more words
Mediasphere

Grow Up, Gamers

After watching the undeserved backlash against Anita Sarkeesian, I realized that though I play video games occasionally, I’m not a gamer.  And after seeing the gamer temper tantrum that is GamerGate, I’m even more glad to not be associated and grouped as a gamer.   1,272 more words

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