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The Facts of Life: how to investigate online political ads

Source: Help Us Monitor Political Ads Online — ProPublica A terrific plan from ProPublica. A central excerpt that’ll tell us what they’re doing and how we can (and must) participate: The nature of online advertising is such that ads appear … Continue reading

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How NOT to believe the fakes of life from Russian bots

UPDATE: 8/28/2017 at 3:22 pm. Can’t imagine why but having written this, I just found myself putting on the Beatles’ “White Album.” Which kicks off with “Back in the USSR.” Source: Pro-Russian Bots Take Up the Right-Wing Cause After Charlottesville … Continue reading

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My holiday gift list. What’s yours?

In the November 14-27, 2016 New York magazine, Jonathan Chait offered a powerful cry to action, “Citizens, United,” in which he wrote: American small-D democrats need to treat the election of Trump’s party in a way not unlike how we … Continue reading

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