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Views Preview: YouTube's Hate Speech Dilemma

YouTube says it's banning hateful and extremist speech from neo-Nazis, white supremacists and terrorists.  But that's a tough task.  And in the past few days, the social media giant has also taken down videos -- at least temporarily -- from people fighting hate speech by quoting some of the perpetrators.  Is the solution to bad speech really less speech? 

Kevin Roose, New York Times: “The Making of a YouTube Radical,” June 8, 2019

Paris Martineau, WIRED: “YouTube is Banning Extremist Videos. Will it Work?,” June 5, 2019

Suhuana Hussain and Samantha Masunaga, Los Angeles Times: “YouTube's purge of white supremacist videos also hits anti-racism channels,” June 6, 2019

Jack Shafer, Politico: “Why YouTube Should Stay Weird,” June 7, 2019

Alarming Improvement in DeepFakes

Regina Rini, New York Times: “Deepfakes Are Coming. We Can No Longer Believe What We See.,” June 10, 2019

Cade Metz and Scott Blumenthal, New York Times: “How A.I. Could Be Weaponized to Spread Disinformation,” June 7, 2019

Dessa’s Meta Labs, Medium: “RealTalk: This Speech Synthesis Model Our Engineers Built Recreates a Human Voice Perfectly,” May 15, 2019

News v. Tech: The Right Fight?

Andrew O'Reilly, Fox News: "Lawmakers and journalism groups blast big tech for sending news industry into 'economic freefall'," June 11, 2019

Brian Stelter, CNN Business: “Can newspapers be saved from Big Tech? This proposal aims to try,” June 9, 2019

Jack Shafer, Politico: “Newspapers’ Embarrassing Lobbying Campaign,” June 10, 2019

Marc Tracy, New York Times: “Google Made $4.7 Billion From the News Industry in 2018, Study Says,” June 9, 2019

Erin Shulte, Traffic: “A Miracle in Minneapolis -- How the Star Tribune became the most successful metro paper in America — a decade after going broke,” June 6, 2019

Rose-Colored Glasses?

Margaret Sullivan, Washington Post: “Journalists can’t repeat their Watergate-hero act. The reasons should make us grieve.,” June 9, 2019

Looking Back on Tiananmen

The Chinese Storytellers, Columbia Journalism Review: “What international coverage of Tiananmen got wrong,” June 7, 2019

New York Times: "Hong Kong Protest Updates," June 12, 2019

NYT Tracks Political Promises

Michael Slackman, New York Times: “It’s Easy for Leaders to Make Promises After Disasters. But What Happens Next?,” June 10, 2019

Simon & Garfunkel to the Rescue

Tiffany Hsu, New York Times, “Volkswagen, With New Ads, Wants to Put Its Cheating Past Behind It,” June 5, 2019

David Kiley, Forbes: “VW Goes Back To The Future In New Ad Campaign To Put Dieselgate in Rear-View,” June 6, 2019

E.J. Schultz, AdAge: “VW Owns Up to Emissions Scandal in Remakes of Iconic ‘Lemon’ and ‘Think Small’ Ads,” June 5, 2019

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