Social media in China is blurring the lines between facts, lies and rumors, as evidenced by the Bo Xilai case; some homophobic video gamers are in an uproar about characters identifying as homosexual, bisexual or transgender; meanwhile, Hillary Clinton has made it back into young voters’ good graces. These discoveries and more below.
On a regular basis, Truthdig brings you the news items and odds and ends that have found their way to Larry Gross, director of the USC Annenberg School for Communication. A specialist in media and culture, art and communication, visual communication and media portrayals of minorities, Gross helped found the field of gay and lesbian studies.
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But is it Occupy?
As the movement ages, it’s becoming harder and harder to determine which groups exactly belong to it.
Has Kindle Killed the Book Cover?
Daylight Saving came out in the U.K. in February, and in the months leading up to its release, the publisher used a novel strategy to generate interest in the teen novel: It placed a ticker at the bottom of the digital cover, counting down to the launch date.
Does Israel Interfere in US Elections?
German artist Gunter Grass reveals that Israel has conspired with the rest of the world to hide the fact that it is a major nuclear threat to world peace.
Feds ready whistleblower trial
Former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer John Kiriakou — the sixth whistleblower the Obama administration has indicted under the Espionage Act for alleged mishandling of classified information — was arraigned this morning in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Hillary Boys: The New Obama Girl?
Hillary Clinton has endured decades of scrutiny more often embarrassing than adoring. But now Hillary love has gone viral, with the very youthful demographic that scornfully dismissed her as a presidential candidate ready to embrace her.