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Late last year, it emerged that the Pentagon had paid a private company, the Lincoln Group, to plant hundreds of stories in Iraqi newspapers. The stories - all supportive of US policy - were written by military personnel and then placed in Iraqi publications. And websites that appeared to be information sites on the politics of Africa and the Balkans were found to be run by the Pentagon. But the true extent of the Pentagon's...

2006-01-27

 debunker USA psychology intelligence censorship propaganda terrorism war military security politics psyops media manipulation
Libraries exist to preserve society's cultural artifacts and to provide access to them. If libraries are to continue to foster education and scholarship in this era of digital technology, it's essential for them to extend those functions into the digital world. Many early movies were recycled to recover the silver in the film. The Library of Alexandria - an ancient center of learning containing a copy of every book in the world...
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Newspapers should become "radically open" if they want to make money in the online world, the co-founder of social networking site Twitter has said...

2009-11-19

 toread Twitter media journalism Internet free
Newspaper publishers will now be able to set a limit on the number of free news articles people can read through Google, the company has announced.

2009-12-02

 Google news toread free Internet publishing journalism media business
The new file, MusicDNA, can include things like lyrics, videos, artwork and blog posts, which will continually be updated, as well as the music.

2010-01-25

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Edward Bernays, the American nephew of Sigmund Freud, is said to have invented modern propaganda. During the First World War, he was one of a group of influential liberals who mounted a secret government campaign to persuade reluctant Americans to send an army to the bloodbath in Europe. In his book Propaganda, published in 1928, Bernays wrote that the "intelligent manipulation of the organised habits and opinions of the masses is an...

2010-09-01

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More than 100,000 people have paid to go behind the Times and Sunday Times' new online paywalls but visits to their websites have fallen by about 87%...
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North London's Hasidic Jewish community is an intensely private world, where marriage is an integral rite of passage, strict rules must be adhered to and faith is taken seriously...

2011-05-18

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First, officials say Bin Laden went down in a firefight, shooting back while using a woman as a human shield. Then, it turns out he was unarmed when shot. The woman also turned out to be his wife and she was running at US troops when she was shot. First, there was a fierce, 40-minute firefight in the Abbottabad villa. Then, it turns out only one of the people slain in the raid had a gun that he fired and he was killed in the first few...

2011-05-05

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A US woman soldier who shot to fame after being taken prisoner during the Iraq war has accused the military of using her for propaganda purposes. ... "I did not shoot - not a round, nothing. I went down praying to my knees - that's the last thing I remember."...

2003-11-07

 Jessica Lynch Iraq media Pentagon USA invasion heroine

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