We need to upgrade the supply of journalism, but we also
need to upgrade ourselves, at scale.
People need to understand how news works, how to share with integrity, how to be skeptical. We need to increase news fluency.
David Sirota had been working unofficially for Sanders while savaging the other Democratic candidates on Twitter.
Alex HowardIf you're advising a political candidate & writing speeches, it's unethical to cover their campaigns or their opponents as a journalist. Disclosure is insufficient; a reporter should recuse from the entire beat with that level of conflict.
Background: The hypothesized link between the measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism continues to cause concern and challenge vaccine uptake. Objective: To evaluate whether the MMR vaccine increases the risk for autism in children,...
To celebrate 60 years of NASA, the Google Arts & Culture Lab explored NASA's archive of 127,000 historic images stretching back to 1915, and analyzed them using machine learning - bringing surprising and interactive results.
Editor's Note 1 : I have no editor. Editor’s Note 2 : I would like to assure new subscribers to this blog that most my posts are not as long as this one. Or as long as my previous one . My long break from posting here means that this piece is a...
Mandating commercial marketing firms that provide synthetic social-behavioral marketing through paid sockpuppets, botnets, or human influencers disclose their work would not address all propaganda, but it will certainly bring some of the most...
Mueller has a broad mandate to investigate Russian election interference — but does not have the authority to produce a public report.
Alex Howard"Russia can only succeed in its efforts if it continues to operate in the shadows. Transparency & accountability — 2 hallmarks of our democracy that Russia does not support nor practice — are what will render them ineffective."[email protected]_