Category Archives: media/journalism

BONUS TWiST Breaking News: Big tech testifies to congress over Russia’s interference in election

watch   listen share comment sponsored by about this episode In today's emergency bonus episode of TWiST, the topic is Facebook, Google, and Twitter testifying to Congress about Russia's interference in the U.S. 2016 presidential election. The two-day testimony saw no shortage of shocking revelations, most notably that more than 150 million people saw Russian-bought [...]

E679: Internet Harassment & Free Speech: Quinn Norton & Kevin Marks join Jason to debate how trolling, human rights, and anonymity v. transparency play out online and in real life

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E660: Antonio Garcia Martinez shares insights from his bestselling ”Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley,” revealing the secrets of Facebook, Twitter, Y Combinator, dodgy SV deals & startup struggles

watch listen share comment sponsored by Audible, the leading provider of audiobooks with over 180,000 titles. Get your free audiobook at audible.com/twist. Jason's pick of the week is Decide to Play Great Poker, written & narrated by: Annie Duke. about this episode The world of startups is a dog-eat-dog world, and Antonio Garcia Martinez shares [...]

E656: News Roundtable! Robert Scoble (Upload VR) & Iain Thomson (The Register); Tesla’s fatal crash, useless jetpacks, VR craze, gun control, national security & more

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E655: Journalist Virginia Heffernan on her new book, “Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art,” the web’s earliest days, Twitter poetry & pain, free speech, minimalist theism, TV triumphs & more

watch listen share comment sponsored by Audible, the leading provider of audiobooks with over 180,000 titles. Get your free audiobook at audible.com/twist. Jason's pick of the week is Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, written by Yuval Noah Harari & narrated by Derek Perkins. about this episode “The internet is the great masterpiece of human civilization.” [...]

E649: News Roundtable! Jessica Lessin (The Information) & Nellie Bowles (The Guardian) talk Thiel v. Gawker, the Trump effect on SV & the moral obligations of FB

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E617: WSJ’s John Carreyrou shares his investigative reporting on Theranos, including latest & breaking: CMS declares the co. an immediate public health threat & Walgreens suspends testing

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E577: Bryn Mooser’s RYOT.org is using VR to transform journalism and bring us a deeper, visceral understanding of the most important stories from around the world

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E562: Chuck Johnson, blogger & founder of gotnews.com, on being permanently banned from Twitter & his controversial journalism & beliefs

watch listen about this episode Jason wrote a blog post on "Trading Open Standards for Corporate Ones," in which he referred to the upward trend of corporate agents controlling what we read, especially on Twitter and Facebook. An example he used was Twitter permanently banning all of the accounts of blogger Chuck C. Johnson. Chuck [...]