Jodi Picoult: Trump supporters tell me ‘I’m never reading your books any more’- Tempemail

D o you want me to tell you what is even more vitriolic than pro-lifers? Trans- exclusionary radical feminists,” says Jodi Picoult. The bestselling author of My Sister’s Keeper is talking about the abuse she gets online. A Spark of Light, her 2018 novel about abortion and women’s reproductive rights, Continue Reading

How Amazon puts misinformation on your reading list | John Naughton | Opinion

It’s a truism that we live in a “digital age”. It would be more accurate to say that we live in an algorithmically curated era – that is, a period when many of our choices and perceptions are shaped by machine-learning algorithms that nudge us in directions favoured by those Continue Reading

Further Reading for the 2020 Digital News Report

The authors welcome feedback on this report and suggestions on how to improve our work via [email protected] as well as potential partnerships and support for our ongoing work. Flamingo. 2019. How Young People Consume News and the Implications for Mainstream Media, Oxford: RISJ. https://reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk/our-research/how-young-people-consume-news-and-implications-mainstream-media Fletcher, R. 2016. ‘The Public and Continue Reading

‘They know us better than we know ourselves’: how Amazon tracked my last two years of reading | Technology

When I requested my personal information from Amazon this month under California’s new privacy law, I received mostly what I expected: my order history, shipping information and customer support chat logs. But tucked into the dozens of files were also two Excel spreadsheets, more than 20,000 lines each, with titles, Continue Reading

Visiting the US? The government is reading your old Facebook posts | Cristian Farias and Carrie DeCell | Opinion

A new requirement recently imposed under President Trump’s “extreme vetting” program, an outgrowth of his odious Muslim ban, threatens the online freedoms of millions around the world – and by extension, our own. The little-noticed requirement, which the state department adopted in May, compels nearly everyone wishing to visit or Continue Reading

Further Reading for the 2019 Digital News Report

The authors welcome feedback on this report and suggestions on how to improve our work via [email protected] as well as potential partnerships and support for our ongoing work. References Chua, S., Westlund, O. 2019. ‘Audience-Centric Engagement, Collaboration Culture and Platform Counterbalancing: A Longitudinal Study of Ongoing Sensemaking of Emerging Technologies’, Continue Reading