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Net Neutrality Reduced to Mogul vs. Mogul in Corporate Media’s Shallow Coverage

A common refrain in popular news media is that net neutrality is just too boring and esoteric for ordinary people to be interested in. “Oh my god that is the most boring thing I’ve ever seen,” John Oliver (HBO, 6/1/14) once exclaimed after showing his audience a short clip from a government hearing on the […]

How Media Spread CIA’s Sectarian, Anti-Iran ‘Mideast Cold War’ Narrative

A new Vox video is the latest addition to a media onslaught that propagates numerous misleading talking points to demonize Iran—just as the US government, under Donald Trump's vehemently anti-Iran administration, is ratcheting up aggression against that country.

Jack Shaheen, Vital Critic of Denigrating Images

A longtime FAIR friend, Jack Shaheen died on Monday. A humanist to the core, he warned about the creation of "the character whom we hate and we detest."

Stigma Over Solutions

While there is never a good time to gut Medicaid and throw 22 million off their health insurance, it is especially worrying that it may happen in the middle of a tragic opiate epidemic that is being covered by the media in all the wrong ways.

Eager for World War III on MSNBC

The US hasn't done "a very good job pushing Russia out of the way," said MSNBC's Jeremy Bash, implying it would be a good idea to target a country that only months ago was reported by Newsweek to have a bomb that could flatten Texas...

Threats to Campus Speech Don’t Alarm Media When They Come From the Right

Threats to "free speech" are treated differently in the media when you're on the left—and particularly so for campus speech.

The David Clarke Plagiarism Scandal

Yet another figure close to President Trump faces allegations of plagiarism. However, the David Clarke plagiarism scandal is a bit different... The post The David Clarke Plagiarism Scandal appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

13 Resets in 13 Months

The White House’s latest self-inflicted scandal represents another damning rebuttal to a recurring, fictional narrative that has been propagated by the press for well over a year—that Trump is just one new policy or staff shake-up away from being a normal president.

Is Hannity, the Last of the Longtime Fox Stars, Looking for the Door?

With former CEO Roger Ailes and star anchor Bill O'Reilly gone, attention at Fox News Channel is shifting to Sean Hannity—the last of the channel's big stars who have been with the network from the Clinton years to Trump.

Study: Sean Spicer’s Handpicked Press Corps - 45 percent of reporters he's called on come from the right

A new FAIR study finds that 45 percent of the reporters Spicer called on were from conservative outlets. Fifteen percent of questions came from journalists working under the Fox brand.

Conspiracy Theorists Welcome in Corporate Media–if They Have the Right Targets

Former British Conservative MP Louise Mensch has become something of a celebrity of late in anti-Trump media. In the past two weeks, Mensch has appeared on MSNBC (3/11/17), the New York Times op-ed page (3/17/17) and HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher (3/24/17) despite the fact that she routinely traffics in the most bizarre and unfounded conspiracy theories.

Right-Wing Foundation, Scary Nuke Maps Drive Narrative on North Korea ‘Threat’

A key feature of reports on North Korea’s nuclear weapons program is the Hypothetical Scary Nuke Map that shows an entirely hypothetical, not-yet-proven-to-have-been-built intercontinental ballistic missile hitting the US mainland.

Media Find Room for ‘Trumpcare Too Progressive,’ but Not for Single-Payer - Right-wing critics of GOP health plan get near-constant media attention--while single-payer advocates' challenges to ACA were never taken seriously

While even mass arrests couldn't get attention to left-wing critics of the Democrat’s milquetoast health reform plan in 2009–10, today the far right is given thousands of words in the media, and plenty of air time on television, to air its ideological opposition to the current GOP plan.

Live list: my top problems in pressthink

1. How to cover Trump, whose political style "is an attack on the very possibility of honest journalism." The post Live list: my top problems in pressthink appeared first on PressThink.

Cheating, Copyright and Pokemon Go

As video games have shifted from selling boxed copies to microtransactions, so to has the copyright fight, creating some unexpected results. The post Cheating, Copyright and Pokemon Go appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

H3H3 Lawsuit Update: Motion to Dismiss

The H3H3 lawsuit is heading up as the defendants have filed a motion to dismiss,hoping to get this YouTube lawsuit dismissed on a technicality. The post H3H3 Lawsuit Update: Motion to Dismiss appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

Another YouTube Copyright Lawsuit – Lewis Bond

Another week, another YouTube copyright laws. This one has the composer behind A Clockwork Orange suing YouTuber Lewis Bond over a mini-documentary. The post Another YouTube Copyright Lawsuit – Lewis Bond appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

Bitcoin, Blockchain and Copyright

Blockchain technology is already having an impact on money with Bitcoin, but soon it could change copyright verification. The post Bitcoin, Blockchain and Copyright appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

Understanding the H3H3 Lawsuit

A new lawsuit against the YouTube channel H3H3 Productions has rallied the YouTube community so let's take a dive into the case and see what's going on. The post Understanding the H3H3 Lawsuit appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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