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Will Facebook’s System to Detect Fake News Lead to Censorship?


There’s a difference between muckraking and fake news. Determining the difference is too difficult for a computer, even one with the smartest kind of artificial intelligence.

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Investigation Into ‘PropOrNot Blacklist Case’ Finds Shoddy Methods and an Ominous Potential


The shadowy group PropOrNot has accused Truthdig and more than 200 other websites of being conduits for Russian propaganda, and a Washington Post article gave those allegations wide exposure. Veteran reporter Bill Boyarsky delves into the matter. 

Posted on Dec 15, 2016 READ MORE

Recount! Recount!


I doubt if the election was hacked, but I don’t know for sure. That’s why it’s important to support a growing campaign for a recount.

Posted on Nov 24, 2016 READ MORE

The Real Donald Trump Is Not a Populist Crusader but a Threat to Democracy


The Republican presidential candidate could use lawsuits to stretch out the election long after Nov. 8. Tying up the electoral process in the courts would be his “greatest” case yet.

Posted on Oct 26, 2016 READ MORE

In the Fight to Rein In Drug Prices, Bernie Sanders Shows He’s Still Got It


The Vermont senator rallies his still-faithful base in campaigning for a California proposition aimed at Big Pharma.

Posted on Oct 16, 2016 READ MORE

The Great American Story of Asian Immigrants and Politics


The rise of Asian-Americans in politics refutes Donald Trump’s portrayal of immigrants as an alien body invading the United States.

Posted on Jun 26, 2016 READ MORE

AP’s Clinton ‘Victory’ Story Breaches Journalism Ethics and Public Trust


The Associated Press news organization became part of the electoral process by declaring Hillary Clinton the Democratic nominee on the eve of primaries in California and five other states. How the AP arrived at that conclusion remains suspect.

Posted on Jun 9, 2016 READ MORE

An Alternative After a Likely Bern-Out: The Green Party’s Jill Stein


Jill Stein’s platform is all about job creation through a green infrastructure plan, resuscitating trade unions, fostering worker cooperatives and slashing defense spending. Is it a pipe dream or simply the future?

Posted on Apr 28, 2016 READ MORE

The Clooneys’ Fundraisers for Hillary Clinton: A Tale of Two Economies


The irony of the events for the super-rich taking place in a land of burgeoning homelessness—California—may not be lost on the electorate come June.

Posted on Mar 30, 2016 READ MORE

Win or Lose, Will the Sanders Movement Last Beyond Election Day?


With millions of young people supporting the candidate, American politics could change for the long term. Some observers are even predicting that the campaign will become an incubator for the Democratic Party’s future politicians.

Posted on Mar 16, 2016 READ MORE

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