The man who told us the good news and the future of well made news. — FTN DAILY EDITION #111, People & Society
Remembering Hans Rosling, who could explain the amazing progress of humanity like no one else could.
His natural storytelling ability gave him the capacity to put those complex historical factors into narratives that not only got the history right, but did so in a way that appealed to our shared humanity.
Rumor has it
Syrian Anas Modamani is being smeared by German right wing propaganda. He says Facebook could do more to prevent this.
Modamani took down his photo and requested that it be taken down elsewhere. But the photo is still popping up, along with false accusations of his involvement in terrorism.
Sillicon Valley vs. the Trump administration
Big tech companies challenge Trump’s executive order on immigration .
In the Sunday night 53-page amicus filing, the corporations forcefully argued in favor of America’s history as a “nation of immigrants,” and noted that if the order is allowed to stand, “American workers and the economy will suffer as a result.”
People are willing to spend more for accurate news. But old media is still caught up in old thinking.
These brands are stuck in an antiquated “captive model” in which the customer has no choice but to surrender to their mediocre system.
Using big data to predict crime leads to big questions.
Whether we like it or not, predictive analytics are here to stay, and advances in processing power means that they will become more pervasive.
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