Slavery was enmeshed in the theology of ISIS. Rukmini speaks to an ISIS detainee who challenges her to find the girl he enslaved. She does.
We found a trove of secret documents after Mosul fell. It led us to the mother of an ISIS official.
I love how this story really humanizes what is going on here compared with the soundbite snippets we hear from the US President at the moment. Things are far more complex and human, than they would seem. And what a fantastic little story this particular episode makes on so many levels. Mothers/sons, wealth/poverty, religion/bureaucracy, journalism/mystery and so much more.
President Donald Trump has "turned words into weapons" -- and journalists are providing additional ammunition.
That's according to Trump critic George Lakoff, a renowned linguist and professor emeritus at the University of California at Berkeley. Lakoff wrote in a recent article for the Guardian that the president manipulates language to control the public narrative. The press, he said, functions as a sort of "marketing agency for [Trump's] ideas" by repeating his claims, even when trying to fact-check or debunk his statements.
"By faithfully transmitting Trump's words and ideas, the press helps him to attack, and thereby control, the press itself," he writes.
As the guest on this week's Reliable Sources podcast, Lakoff spoke to Brian Stelter about Trump's linguistic frames, what the press should do differently, and why journalists need to tackle Trump's words like a "truth sandwich."
Trump vs Google, Au Revoir G+
Picks of the Week
- Trump says Google is unfair, warns that tech companies "better be careful"
- FCC can legally redefine competitive broadband markets to include services you can't actually get
- Google France Surrenders its Google+ Page
- Want to Buy a Black Market Ukranian Pixel 3 XL?
- Fortnite Creator Angry that Google Blabbed About Security Flaw
- IGTV Struggles to Grow
- CHANGELOG: Doodle 4 Google winner, helping vets find jobs, Google Go can read text out loud, Mini stickers for Gboard
- Stacey's Thing: Smart Olive Bottle
- Leo's Tool: Dumb Squeeze Bottles
- Jeff's Number: LTE for Pixelbook 2
Social Media Bad, Hot Chips Good
Picks of the Week:
- Data and Society's Joan Donovan tells us how to stop online hate.
- Leo explains why Google's location history tracking policy is a big deal.
- Google is working on its own Amazon Show competitor.
- NYU is giving Facebook 10,000 anonymized MRI scans to help train its AI systems.
- At the Hot Chips conference, Google's Pixel Visual Core and AMD's chip roadmap are all the rage.
- Facebook wants to rate how trustworthy you are to fight fake news
- Changelog: new Google Fit and some good news
- Everything you ever wanted to know about the Pixel 3 XL - in Russian!
- Google's Shortwave could change podcasting forever.
- Joan's Stuff: Antisocial Media by Siva Vaidhanathan and Custodians of the Internet by Tarleton Gillespie
- Stacey's Thing: Capitalism without Capital: The Rise of the Intangible Economy by Jonathan Haskel
- Leo's Pick: Apple History on Triangulation
Twitter v InfoWars, Vote Hacks, 5G
Picks of the Week:
- Twitter gives Alex Jones a Time Out.
- Keeping Google from tracking your location is more complicated than you'd think.
- The return of the Google Changelog!
- Samsung's Galaxy Home smart speaker is also a Weber grill SmartThings hub
- 188.8.131.52 is 8.
- Fortnite is on Android, but not on the Play Store: how not to download malware.
- Facebook lays out the new media reality.
- Black Hat and DEF CON show just how easy it is to hack voting machines.
- Verizon will debut 5G home internet in 4 cities while thumbing their nose at Net Neutrality.
- Windows 10 may be coming to Chromebooks.
- Stacey's Thing: The Feather Thief
- Jeff's Numbers: FB raised $300m for 750k charities with birthday fundraising, and $999 for Rotimatic
- Leo's new TWiG theme: Tiger Rag by Lous Armstrong and The Mills Brothers
Android Pie, Pixel 3, Google China
- Android Pie hits Pixels and Essential Phone.
- New Pixel 3 images and video leak.
- Google's China dilemma.
- Should Leo buy the Magic Leap?
- Does Facebook want your bank info?
- Silicon Valley's war on Alex Jones.
- Is Ajit Pai still evil?
- Stacey's Things: June Oven and Anki Vector.
- Jeff's Number: Your baby's first words could be "OK Google."
Lenovo Smart Display, Pixel Rumors.
Picks of the Week
- Jeff unboxes his new Lenovo Smart Display. Our live Duo demo goes about as well as you'd expect.
- Facebook finds more political shenanigans.
- Google's Censored Search in China.
- Stacey has all the news from Google Cloud Next.
- Amazon's facial recognition software outs 28 US lawmakers as crooks.
- All the Pixel 3, Pixelbook, Pixel Watch, and Pixel Stand rumors we know.
- You want a notch on your phone? Fine. Two notches? Sure, why not? Three notches? HOLD UP THERE, BUDDY!
- Jeff's Number: 5 years of Chromecast
- Stacey's Thing: OSRAM SMART+ Outdoor Flex RGBW
- Jason's Tool: Fighting Spam Calls with Android
News from Google Cloud Next 2018
Picks of the Week:
- AI takes to the cloud at Google Cloud Next 2018
- Despite Facebook's inability to deal with controversy, Facebook stock is fine. Oh wait, no - they just reported disappointing earnings and now it's down 20 percent.
- Google earnings: doing peachy, despite that pesky $5 billion fine.
- Google employees are unphishable, and now you can be, too. But cover your webcam just in case.
- Orrin Hatch still isn't dead; Abe Vigoda still is.
- Jeff's Pick: GDPR at a German Bakery
- Kevin's Picks: IndieWeb.org, Kill Sticky, and Contrast Widget
Linux on Chrome OS, AT&T & HBO
Tips and Picks
- YouTube TV Crashes during the World Cup
- AT&T's Ultimatum for HBO
- Google may face record EU fines for Android
- Google and Walmart take on Amazon Prime Day
- How to get Linux on your Chromebook with Project Crostini
- WSJ vs Google
- FCC will charge you $225 to complain
- Google gets into console gaming?
- Stacey's Thing: Delta's Alexa Enabled Touch Faucet
- Kevin's Stuff: Android app shortcuts arrive on Chrome OS
- Leo's Tool: JMP.chat