Media

  • 04.12.18

    Facebook And The Future of Online Privacy

    The EU has taken the lead in responding to abuse by the likes of Facebook, thanks to its new privacy standards and proposed greater taxation of peddlers of online personal data. Yet more is needed and feasible....

    The EU has taken the lead in responding to abuse by the likes of Facebook, thanks to its new privacy standards and proposed greater taxation of peddlers of online personal data. Yet more is needed and feasible.

  • 11.29.17

    The Bernie Sanders Show: What Is The Future Of Digital Media?

    In this video, Senator Sanders interviews four journalists from digital media sources: NowThis, The Young Turks, AJ+, and ATTN. They begin by discussing the evolution of news and especially their role in the 2016 election: covering stories that were largely ignored by mainstream media, and resonating with people w...

    In this video, Senator Sanders interviews four journalists from digital media sources: NowThis, The Young Turks, AJ+, and ATTN.

    They begin by discussing the evolution of news and especially their role in the 2016 election: covering stories that were largely ignored by mainstream media, and resonating with people who do not feel represented in traditional media (racially, or through their socioeconomic backgrounds.)

    The conversation then addresses Net Neutrality. The journalists explain the importance of Net Neutrality and what would happen to internet access without neutrality: "Wealthy corporations get to decide what you get to see. What the public is aware of is no longer the same. Its no longer fair."

    The video ends with a conversation about what the media can do better - to better inform and educate Americans.

  • 05.11.14

    The Climate Change Debate - Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

    In this video, John Oliver makes light of the current climate change "debate." He criticizes the media for their coverage of the issue on two fronts: He argues that the media should not be reporting on public opinion of whether climate change is caused by human activities because of the strong scientific consensu...

    In this video, John Oliver makes light of the current climate change "debate."

    He criticizes the media for their coverage of the issue on two fronts:

    He argues that the media should not be reporting on public opinion of whether climate change is caused by human activities because of the strong scientific consensus on the issue. He states that a poll about climate change is not a poll about opinions, it is a poll about facts. "You might as well have a poll that asks "are there hats?""

    He also criticizes the media for their coverage of climate change in using an expert from both sides, because "when you look at the screen, it's inherently misleading" and creating the visual that it is an equal argument, when in reality 97% of scientists endorse the position that humans are causing global warming. 

    To "correct" the situation he holds his own "debate" using 97 people who argue that climate change is caused by human activity, and three people who argue that it is not.