Jeff Jarvis warns Congress about regulating tech platforms

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I have a great deal of respect for Jeff Jarvis, the esteemed author and professor from the CUNY/Newmark School of Journalism. Today, he wrote a letter to Congress regarding its hearings on Internet regulation. While I have argued for regulating big tech platforms, he makes good points about the dangers of ill-considered regulations. Jarvis shows … Continued

Nazis in the New York Times: too normal, or scary as hell?

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This weekend the New York Times published an article about a foot solider in the white nationalist movement. Critics say the article normalizes Nazis. My reaction was the opposite: I found the descriptions of a “normal” midwesterner with these beliefs terrifying. “A Voice of Hate in America’s Heartland,” by Richard Fausset, is a profile of Tony … Continued

Where Esquire went wrong: promoting a Jeff Jarvis impersonator

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I’m all for satire, especially on social media. But when traditional media get involved, they must set some boundaries. That’s what didn’t happen when Esquire published an article by a Jeff Jarvis impersonator. First, here are the facts about what happened. Jeff Jarvis is a media critic, author, blogger, and professor at the CUNY Graduate School … Continued