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Quartz: Uganda’s government is doubling down on its controversial social media tax

Quartz: Uganda’s government is doubling down on its controversial social media tax. “After a brief review period, Ugandan regulators have decided to double down on both the decision to charge citizens a daily levy for access to social media, and the controversial reasoning behind it. 51 more words

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303 Magazine: This Photographer Is Creating A Digital Archive Of Old Denver

303 Magazine: This Photographer Is Creating A Digital Archive Of Old Denver. “Born in Mexico but a native son of Denver’s Northside, Fuentes is the curator of the @olddenver Instagram account and a documentarian of the city’s historical yet disappearing cultural landscapes. 45 more words

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CIDRAP: ARMADA seeks to create 'criminal database' of drug-resistant pathogens

CIDRAP: ARMADA seeks to create ‘criminal database’ of drug-resistant pathogens. “Using a big-data approach and a network of hospitals and clinical laboratories around the world, a new non-profit initiative aims to create a comprehensive ‘criminal database’ of antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains that can be recognized by their genetic fingerprint.”

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New tactic by politicians: Set up fake news websites as a campaign gambit (Belleville News-Democrat)

Belleville News-Democrat: New tactic by politicians: Set up fake news websites as a campaign gambit. “Despite complaints from Congress about the Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign that included ‘fake news’ sites designed to sway voters, at least three members of Congress seeking re-election have posted similar sites designed to help them win re-election. 24 more words

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Snopes: Media Firm “Providr” Allegedly Owes Money to Several Angry Facebook Publishers

Snopes: Media Firm “Providr” Allegedly Owes Money to Several Angry Facebook Publishers. “This story is part of our continuing series Misinfluencers Inc., which highlights the myriad ways in which celebrities and high-profile social media accounts are used and misused to disseminate questionable information. 52 more words

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Rock Cellar Magazine: ‘David Bowie Is’ Exhibit to Be Digitally Re-Launched as an Immersive ‘Digital Experience’

Rock Cellar Magazine: ‘David Bowie Is’ Exhibit to Be Digitally Re-Launched as an Immersive ‘Digital Experience’. “For the past six years, the David Bowie Is exhibit has toured the world, showcasing the irreplaceable style and singular artistic vision that the late music legend/cultural icon embodied over the course of his life and career — which inspired a dedicated tribute tour and countless warm memorial celebrations from the innumerable artists he inspired. 38 more words

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