Views of the News: BBC Alerts Facebook to Child Pornography; Facebook Calls Police On BBC

Mar 7, 2017

The BBC contacted Facebook about flaws in how the social network flags and filters child pornography, and Facebook called the cops on the BBC. Why?

Angus Crawford, BBC: “Facebook failed to remove sexualised images of children

Natasha Lomas, TechCrunch: “Facebook’s content moderation system under fire again for child safety failures

Gianluca Mezzofiore, Mashable: “Facebook reports the BBC to police for sending sexualised images of children

Matt Novak, Gizmodo: “BBC Tells Facebook about child porn on the network, Facebook reports BBC to the police

Andrew Griffin, The Independent: “Facebook reports BBC to police after requesting sexualised pictures of children

Jessica Elgot, The Guardian: “Facebook’s response over sexualised child images is ‘extraordinary’

Sarah Ann Harris, Huffington Post: “Facebook reported BBC to police for flagging its own child abuse image failings

Charles Riley, CNN: “BBC alerted Facebook to child porn. Then Facebook called the cops

Tapping Trumps Phones?

Michael S. Schmidt & Michael S. Shear, New York Times: “Comey asks Justice Dept. to reject Trump’s wiretapping claim

Peter Baker & Maggie Haberman, New York Times: “A conspiracy theory’s journey from talk radio to Trump’s twitter

Karen Tumulty, Washington Post: “Trump’s charge that he was wiretapped takes presidency into new territory

David Bauder, Associated Press: “Unusually tense interview between Stephanopoulos, Trump aide

Mary Papenfuss, Huffington Post: “Twitter gets into Trump conspiracy spirit with #IfIWereWiretapped

Erik Wemple, Washington Post: “White House spox on Trump wiretapping claims: Whoa if true!

James Warren, Poynter: “Presidential? Trump’s new conspiracy theory belies fawning punditry

Philip Rucker, Robert Costa & Ashley Parker, Washington Post: “Inside Trump’s fury: The president rages at leaks, setbacks and accusations

Margaret Sullivan, Washington Post: “Putin destroyed Russia’s independent press. Trump seems to want the same.

The Breitbart Effect

Yochai Benkler, Robert Faris, Hal Roberts & Ethan Zuckerman, Columbia Journalism Review: “Study: Breitbart-led right-wind media ecosystem altered broader media agenda

David Uberti, Columbia Journalism Review: “Breitbart editor slams mainstream media in Pulitzer Hall

WikiLeaks CIA hack

WikiLeaks, “Vault 7

Scott Shane, Mark Mazzetti & Matthew Rosenberg, New York Times: “WikiLeaks releases trove of alleged CIA hacking documents

Greg Miller & Ellen Nakashima, Washington Post: “WikiLeaks says it has obtained trove of CIA hacking tools

Shannon Vavra, Axios: “CIA has been turning your phones and TVs into undercover mics

RT: “85% of world’s smartphones ‘weaponized’ by CIA

Kaveh Waddell, The Atlantic: “Should journalists be more cautious of WikiLeaks?

Truth hits the Post-Dispatch

Sarah Fenske, Riverfront Times: "Post-Dispatch video goes up, comes down as newsroom fumes"

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: "Truth"

Reporting on medical ‘breakthroughs’

Richard Harris, NPR: “Medical breakthroughs often don’t pan out in the long run

Credit via Flickr user Liz Lemon

International Women’s Day

Liz Spayd, New York Times: “The declining fortunes of women at the Times

Julia Felsenthal, Vogue: “How women of the press corps are navigating fake news and alternative facts

Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke: “Here’s how women’s web sites will cover the Women’s Strike

Nicholas Quah, Nieman Journalism Lab: “’The radical act of women making media and owning it, too’: The (podcasting) future is female

Thanks for the coffee!

Emily Heil, Washington Post: “Tom Hanks keeps buying new coffee machines for the White House press gallery

Allie Malloy, CNN: “Tom Hanks gives White House press an espresso machine

Jordan Fabian, The Hill: “Tom Hanks buys new coffee maker for White House reporters”