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theguardian.com - 12 readers, 2 Tweets - Defense Department spent millions researching users, including studies on Occupy and Middle East residents, and how to better spread propaganda
newscientist.com - 14 readers, 4307 Tweets - Being trustworthy and accurate could help a web page rise up Google rankings if the search engine giant starts to measure quality by facts, not just links
theatlantic.com - 15 readers, 1480 Tweets - What does it mean when America's top political wordsmith loses faith in our ability to be persuaded?
avclub.com - 5 readers, 49 Tweets - The latest James Bond film is getting some serious tax breaks for portraying Mexico City as a nice, modern place, according to a report from Taxanalysts.com. According to the report, Spectre will receive at least $14 million for highlighting Mexico City’s skyline and other “modern” features, casting
qz.com - 13 readers, 663 Tweets - Leaked emails tell us how just ridiculous Chinese internet propaganda has become.
theguardian.com - 25 readers, 1799 Tweets - Former workers tell how hundreds of bloggers are paid to flood forums and social networks at home and abroad with anti-western and pro-Kremlin comments
arstechnica.com - 4 readers, 577 Tweets - "Containment control" model looks at how groups of influencers can manipulate people.
washingtonpost.com - 14 readers, 2 Tweets - Since opening a one-man lobby shop nine years ago, the Web giant is now a pioneering corporate player in D.C.
theregister.co.uk - 2 readers, 231 Tweets - This cosy corporatist marriage is crippling the internet
theatlantic.com - 10 readers, 135 Tweets - Eric Schmidt on the power of lobbyists, a Google "implant", and how China resembles a big business
pando.com - 3 readers, 60 Tweets - Psst. How would you like to get in on an IPO of a company that built its brand name on controversial ads, is synonymous with sleazy customer practices, has an aging business model, and hasn't made ...
slate.com - 29 readers, 5484 Tweets - Facebook has been experimenting on us. A new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals that Facebook intentionally manipulated the news feeds of almost 700,000 users in order to study “emotional contagion through social networks.” The researchers, who are affiliated with Facebook, Cornell, and the University...
wsj.com - 27 readers, 1668 Tweets - An FTC staff report reveals new details about how Google manipulated search results to favor its own services over rivals’, even when they weren’t most relevant for users.
wsj.com - 27 readers, 1756 Tweets - Officials at the FTC concluded in 2012 that Google used anticompetitive tactics and abused its monopoly power in ways that harmed Internet users and competitors, a far harsher analysis of Google’s business than was previously known.
wsj.com - 5 readers, 625 Tweets - Europe’s competition regulator is laying the groundwork to move against Google in the next few weeks, setting the stage for charges against the U.S. search giant in a five-year-old antitrust investigation.
wsj.com - 26 readers, 3397 Tweets - Search giant averages a White House meeting a week during Obama administration.
newyorker.com - 6 readers, 76 Tweets - A just-revealed F.T.C. memo about Google provides new insight into how the commission thinks about competition.