In brief: Huzzah! My annual on-air visit with the outstanding Parker Molloy, formerly of Upworthy and now editor-at-large for Media Matters for America. We spend some time on her NYT op-ed on Twitter’s “safety” update which now explicitly states that deadnaming transgender people is harassment worthy of expulsion from the platform. (GOODBYE, MEGHAN MURPHY!) Most of our chat is a deep dive into the state of media, including the ongoing collapse of newsrooms, the false equivalency (“both sides!”) epidemic, how the media could do better, and some strategy for watching the imminent primary election shitshow.
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Links to on-air references:
“Facebook, Twitter Turn to Right-Leaning Groups to Help Referee Political Speech” via The Wall Street Journal
“How Twitter’s Ban on ‘Deadnaming’ Promotes Free Speech: Trans people are less likely to speak up if they know they’re going to be constantly told they don’t exist.” by Parker Molloy at The New York Times
”Both Sides” via Parker Molloy/Twitter
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