Tim Karr

As the Campaign Director for Free Press and SavetheInternet.com, Karr oversees campaigns on public broadcasting and noncommercial media, fake news and propaganda, journalism in crisis, and the future of the Internet. Before joining Free Press, Tim served as executive director of MediaChannel.org and vice president of Globalvision New Media and the Globalvision News Network.

 

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Monday, May 06, 2013
Internet Uncertainty
When asked whether the Internet has been a force for good or evil, Zeynep Tufekci likes to answer “Yes.” In other words, it is both the best of times and the worst of times for the Internet. It’s also the best and worst of times for the freedoms the Internet is supposed to nurture.
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Saturday, October 13, 2012
The Internet as Political Lie Detector
In a year of misleading political attack ads and distracted television newscasters, the Internet may offer salvation for voters seeking the truth.
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Tuesday, October 02, 2012
One Minute of News vs. 162 Minutes of Ads
Denver is playing host to the first presidential debate of 2012, but for TV viewers in the Rocky Mountain State, the political mudslinging has been going on for months, thanks in large part to the deluge of political ads from Super PACs and other third-party groups.
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Saturday, July 14, 2012
Freedom = Censorship?
Think you have the right to speak freely via cellphones, websites and social media? Well, the companies that provide you with access to the Internet don’t. The framers drafted the First Amendment as a check on government authority — not corporate power. But whether we’re texting friends, sharing photos on Facebook, or posting updates on Twitter, we’re connecting with each other and the Internet via privately controlled networks.
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Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Old Monopoly Tricks in the New Media Age
Welcome to the Comcast Age. No, that's not a new corporate slogan, but the future facing Internet users everywhere. Cable giants like Comcast and Time Warner have come to dominate information access in the United States. And they're using this new power to squeeze out competitors and remake new media in their old image.
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Saturday, May 19, 2012
The Police, the iPhone and Your Right to Record
World Press Freedom Day came and went earlier this month. While it’s important to take a day to recognize our right to speak and share information, threats to our First Amendment freedoms happen all the time, everywhere. It’s a threat that will become very real on the streets of Chicago this weekend, as a new breed of journalists and onlookers attempt to cover the protests surrounding the NATO summit.
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Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Big Brother Is Not Your 'Friend'
Increasingly, the U.S. government has shown an intense desire to “friend” you, to “follow” you, to get to know your every online move. Now they’re channeling that desire towards legislation that clears a path for authorities to work with companies like Facebook, Google and AT&T to snoop on Internet-using Americans.
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Friday, March 09, 2012
The Misinformation Machine
Dirty politics is a growth industry with few happy customers. In the run-up to Super Tuesday, television viewers nationwide had to endure an onslaught of negative and deceptive political ads.
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Wednesday, February 08, 2012
Obama Joins the Democracy Sell Off
President Obama succumbed late Monday to the dark logic of the Super PACs, instructing top West Wing staffers to help raise money for the so-called "independent" groups that have been successful in picking winners and losers thus far in 2012.
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Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Why We Go Black
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