Social Media Giants Adopt “Mob Rule” Tactics

Crowd-Censoring Strategies

*+-Janet Phelan: With a mere click of a spam button, any internet troll–or paid employees of the CIA, for example–can reduce the dissemination of inconvenient truths, along with, of course, obvious scams and hoaxes.

A Good Neighbor Policy

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*+-Steve Hochstadt: Hiding behind internet anonymity, Internet trolls try to use their anger to prevent the rest of us from discussing politics like friends, neighbors, and fellow citizens.

Magic in Business and Government

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*+-Jim Fuller: Take it from a guy who spent decades reporting for magazines and major newspapers on both government agencies and businesses of all sizes, up to and including giant international corporations: You seldom will encounter a government bureaucracy as inefficient and hidebound as that of a typical giant corporation, nor will you ever run into a government bureaucrat so out of touch with the world most of us live in as anyone who lives within the top four or five layers of corporate leadership.