By Matt Carroll <@MattCData>
Aug. 4, 2018: Cool stuff about journalism, once a week. Get notified via email? Subscribe: 3toread (at) gmail. Originally published on 3toread.co
- The curious tale of how fact-checker Snopes is feuding with one of the internet’s most notorious hoaxers: Snopes has made such a rep as a fact-checking powerhouse that Facebook made them a partner in verifying stories. Turns out, that was bad news for some of the Internet’s most notorious trolls — or perhaps satirists, as they prefer to be known — which had been making money spoofing Snopes. Now Snopes has effectively turned off the Facebook spigot for the sites, drastically cutting readership. Good read by Daniel Funke for Poynter.
3. The 37-year-old who took over the NYT & is taking on Trump: Trump recently tweeted details of his meeting with the new publisher of the NYT. Except the new pub, Arthur Gregg Sulzberger, took immediate exception to how the president characterized the meeting, and let the world know so. The story of the collision between the two titans offers fascinating insight into the young Sulzberger who will be leading the NYT for the foreseeable future. Nice work by the WaPo.
And one extra bc I’m off for a few weeks…
Trolling the Pizzagate troll Mike Cernovich: Cernovich has made a (crappy) rep trolling legit journalists with all sorts of out-of-context claims. But it turns out the troll is getting trolled. And he doesn’t like it very much. Boy, how he doesn’t like it… A wonderful read by Luke O’Brien for HuffPo.
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