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Fact-Checking PolitiFact’s Clinton Email Fact-Check

I had an email exchange with Gene Emery of PolitiFact about a couple of its fact-checks related to the Clinton emails. PolitiFact just tweeted that it updated the ratings for one of them. Our re-rated item of @HillaryClinton‘s claim about whether emails were classified. https://t.co/0qmEVuKsMK pic.twitter.com/mhWmrWBuWF — PolitiFact (@PolitiFact) August 5, 2016 I have to […]

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Rethinking our Twitter Twitchy Actions

Very interesting piece by Sam Bibble at Gawker on Justine Sacco. Sacco was the PR person who tweeted a bit of satire that blew up in her face, and almost destroyed her career. The problem with Twitter is every post lacks context. You don’t know the person to know if they’re joking. You haven’t seen the […]

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Ferguson: Media, You are Hurting Us

The story read that the FBI had arrested two New Black Panther members for buying explosives to bomb Ferguson protests. Not long after, though, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch posted a story that what really happened is the FBI arrested two men for providing false information when buying guns. And that New Black Panther association? Well, that’s implied […]

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Responding to Charity Navigator’s DA on the Humane Society of the United States

I was sent a link to a story and asked if it was true. The story noted that Charity Navigator, the charity watch dog group, had attached a Donor Advisory to the Humane Society of the United State’s listing, specifically because of the lawsuits related to the Ringling Brothers circus. I was astonished. A donor advisory because of a […]

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Mozilla reluctantly embracing H.264

Recovered from the Wayback Machine. Interesting doings this week on the HTML5 video front. Brendan Eich of Mozilla has stated the organization will now provide native support for H.264. In Video, Mobile, and the Open Web (also cross-posted at his personal web site), Eich writes: What I do know for certain is this: H.264 is absolutely required right […]