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Whistleblowers and Politics; When is a Hero a Traitor and Vice Versa?

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What makes one whistleblower a hero and another a traitor? Let's start by asking Obama's detractors, especially those who ceaselessly characterize the size and overreach of "big government" as a th...

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Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's

Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Media And Politics | Scoop.it
"Life of Disabled and Sick in the UK"

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Facebook bug exposed contact info of 6M users - CNET (blog)

Facebook bug exposed contact info of 6M users - CNET (blog) | Media And Politics | Scoop.it
ABC News Facebook bug exposed contact info of 6M users CNET (blog) Latest News · Mobile · Startups · Cutting Edge · Internet & Media · Security & Privacy · Business Tech · Crave · Apple · Microsoft · Politics & Law · Tech Culture · Blogs · Video ·...
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The Media Politics of Latin America's Leftist Governments - ISN

The Media Politics of Latin America's Leftist Governments
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One example of these decentralized practices is the state media's politically aligned airtime. Pro-government use of state media is a common practice.
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Political Astroturfing: Fake Followers and Planted Memes in the 2011 Spanish National Electoral Campaigns | Internet, Politics, Policy 2012: Big Data, Big Challenges?

Political Astroturfing: Fake Followers and Planted Memes in the 2011 Spanish National Electoral Campaigns | Internet, Politics, Policy 2012: Big Data, Big Challenges? | Media And Politics | Scoop.it

The number of followers has figured centrally among the metrics indicating the level of success for a political campaign's use of social media. Furthermore, these figures have been used reliably to predict election outcomes as candidates in with more social media followers than their opponents generally have been victorious in American elections. However, the existence of services that will create social media followers raises the possibility that a political campaign may engage in astroturf to create the illusion of support among certain segments of a political system. Additionally, if followers can be faked, they can also be harnessed to plant memes and drive the political conversations. As scholars are beginning to learn how to collect and analyse large volumes of digital artefacts, it is likewise important to develop criteria to distinguish authentic and from astroturf communications for two reasons. First, astroturf can distort inferences as automated or planted actors and communications fail to correspond with the wider human organization of political and social systems. For instance, this can produce significant consequences for semantic polling as bots can be programmed to flood Twitter and Facebook with messages of a particular valence. Second, these distortions have consequences for the democratic operation of political campaigns as planted online communications may have consequences for voter preferences.

 

Direct link to study (PDF): http://microsites.oii.ox.ac.uk/ipp2012/sites/microsites.oii.ox.ac.uk.ipp2012/files/astroturf.pdf


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Politics is the Calderon family business - Los Angeles Times

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Politics is the Calderon family business
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Calderon spent thousands of dollars from the fund on a fundraiser, golf and a private airplane service.
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Big Brother, Whistleblowers Media and Politics

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A bit of a rant from me today and also a paradox...I don't like passing judgement so I behave hypocritically and label it as preference.  I am mindful of this so please bear with me! ;-) The season...
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POLITICS - Government working on draft to restrict social media in Turkey

POLITICS - Government working on draft to restrict social media in Turkey | Media And Politics | Scoop.it
The Turkish government launched yesterday a study to restrict social media, an attempt that has been inspired by the Gezi protests that have spread across the country. 

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Ted Cruz says Obama is playing politics with immigration reform — MSNBC

Ted Cruz says Obama is playing politics with immigration reform — MSNBC | Media And Politics | Scoop.it
As the immigration debate begins in the Senate this week, Sen. Ted Cruz says the biggest obstacle to comprehensive immigration reform is not himself, but President Obama. (Sen.
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Pew: Almost 40% of American Adults Using Social Media for Politics

Pew: Almost 40% of American Adults Using Social Media for Politics | Media And Politics | Scoop.it
Adding a bit of context to the discussion about social media's impact on politics, the Pew Research Center released a study this morning which finds that 39% of American adults use social media for political or civic purposes.

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A Week of Scandals, Catholic Whistleblowers, and More

Looking at the media's governmental scandal narrative, an American blog rocks Canadian politics, and whistleblowers in the Catholic Church.
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Turkish Media Slammed for Poor Riot Coverage - ABC News

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As Istanbul was convulsed by some of the most severe anti-government protests Turkey has seen in decades, the country's broadcast media looked away.
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