ALAN RUSBRIDGER: What was Neil Basu thinking? Does he really think it is the role of the police to start dictating what newspapers get to write about?
Charlie BeckettThe fact that @arusbridger is writing this in the @DailyMailUK says everything. Met Police need to reverse rapidly on this attempt to chill legitimate journalism. News media needs to show a united front to protect investigative journalism
On Tuesday afternoon, a story began to break across American and European outlets that a 17 year-old Dutch girl named Noa Pothoven was legally euthanised under the “end-of-life” laws in the Netherlands. Doctors, ethicists and psychologists had...
Charlie Beckett‘Reporters need to remember the danger of this shallow type of journalism. And, really, above all else, they need to stop relying on social media as the first and final source for reporting controversial stories’
THE POWER OF JOURNALISTS by Nick Robinson, Barbara Speed, Charlie Beckett, Gary Gibbon. Edited and with an introduction by Claire Foster-Gilbert Journalism has the vital function to defend and promote truth in public discourse.
Towns where people use Facebook more also had more attacks on refugees, building on suspicions that the platform makes users more prone to violence.
Charlie BeckettThis is dark and fascinating. Research showing how Facebook 'scrambles users’ perceptions of outsiders, of reality, even of right and wrong' and appears to cause a rise in attacks on refugees. 'Superposters' drive a damaging discourse.
Drawing on a panel survey and a laboratory experiment, this study investigates incidental exposure to counter-attitudinal political information on Facebook. The...
Charlie BeckettNew research: "The frequency of Facebook use is found positively associated with incidental exposure to counter-attitudinal political information, suggesting the important role of FB in exposing users to political disagreement."
Reuters found more than 1,000 examples of content attacking the Rohingya and other Muslims on Facebook. A secretive operation to combat the vitriol has failed to stop it.
Charlie BeckettFacebook (and Twitter) are causing real harm in countries like Myanmar and, as they admit, they are simply not doing enough to counter hate speech. As this superb Reuters investigation shows, the failure is systematic. reuters.com/investigates/s… via @SpecialReports