Dec 11, 2013
The Inside Scoop on Online Chinese Censorship
Posted on Sep 17, 2013
A Harvard professor has set up a fake social media network to get a glimpse at the inner workings of China’s Internet suppression practices; the head of the NSA modeled a war room after “Star Trek”; meanwhile, the Israeli government is running a medical cannabis distribution center. 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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