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"Of speech, freedom to practice religion, both pillars of American democracy. But those two freedoms have come together on social media in a way that may threaten to spread misinformation about the covert 19 vaccine. Reporting on this in The Washington Post is Elizabeth Dwoskin. She spoke with Cuomo's Tom Cutler. We've heard the bogus claims about microchips and vaccines for months now, But when did that claim and others start to target Christian communities online? Um, well, it's been it's been targeting Christian community is all year really? And but one of them more. Kind of Interesting aspect of this is how some of these conspiracy theories that you may have heard have blended into religious thought, particularly Samora, apocalyptically minded meanies that believe in the end times and you may have seen on Facebook. People talking about how the vaccine contains the mark of the beast, which is a passage relates to a passage from revelations. Um, amount. Facebook has said that they have banned list and in response to my increase Tic tac is so that they banned that hashtag. But it raises a lot of questions around religion, because when I spoke to a lot of people who put off this miss operation, they said that they were just raising questions. It was really just discussion they wanted to have. And actually, you see all over YouTube. On other sites. You see a lot of religious leaders in this country, leaders of churches and ministries trying to debate is that the mark of the beast and so you don't want to throw out the baby with the bathwater. Um In the kind of in his conversation. What about you reporting your piece here that the pope is in favor of Catholics getting the vaccine and other prominent religious leaders have said the same thing. Our social media influencer is getting Maura traction than the pope. Yeah, In some cases. Yeah, That's a really good question, because you have Certain very prominent religious leaders, including a prominent practice leader and the pope. Who, when I had Dr Baxter wanted to get the vaccine publicly, you know to really help this promotion effort. And yet you have combating against it. This tide of misinformation in the rank and file and it is a good question of whether of these leaders. World religious leaders will because they have a lot of authority, you know, and for people who are religious, they're going to have more authority may have more authority in public health organizations. It's from within. Your own community that you can be swayed and I think that's a Really interesting question of whether these religious leaders, combined with the actions of the tech companies make a difference or whether some of these beliefs have already kind of percolated unchecked for the last year. On social media and in many churches around the country. I really wish we had more time to talk about. This is a fascinating piece, and I would urge listeners to take a look at Washington Post Comets By Elizabeth Dwoskin Elizabeth. Thanks so much for your time
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"Station Co. Moh news 1000 FM 97 7 Taliban size to the editor's desk on Tom Cutler stories. We're following the Senate, announcing its first hearings to examine the January 6th seizure of the Capitol, calling into former chief of Capitol police and the former head of security for the House and Senate, all of Whom resigned immediately after that attack committees will meet next week to begin abroad. Examination of the security failures that led to that vast breach. President Biden administration says delays in vaccine shipment san deliveries are likely because of Syria weather severe weather across parts of the country. Saying the weather is expected to effect shipments from a FedEx facility in Memphis at a UPS facility in Louisville. Speaking out the vaccine, freedom of speech and freedom to practice religion are pillars of American democracy. But those two freedoms air coming together on social media in a way that threatens to spread misinformation about the covert 19 vaccine. Reporting on this in the Washington Post. Elizabeth Dwoskin, who's with me on a common whose line unless it was that we appreciate your time. We've We've heard the bogus claims about microchips and vaccines for months now, but When did that claim and others start to target Christian communities online? Well, it's been it's been targeting Christian communities all year. Really. And but one of the more kind of Interesting aspect of this is how some of these conspiracy theories that you may have heard have blended into religious thought, particularly Samora apocalyptically minded Kkamini's that believe in the end times and you may have seen on Facebook. People talking about how the vaccine contains the mark of the beast, which is a passage relates to a passage from revelations. Um, announcing focused, said that they have banned list and in response to buy increase. Tic tac is so that they banned that hashtag. But it raises a lot of questions around religion, because when I spoke to a lot of people who put off this miss operation, they said that they were just raising questions. It was religious discussion they wanted to have. And actually, you see all over YouTube. On other sites. You see a lot of religious leaders in this country leaders or churches and ministries trying to debate is that the mark of the beast and so you don't want to throw out the baby with the bathwater. In the kind of in this conversation. What about you reporting your piece here that the pope is in favor of Catholics getting the vaccine and other prominent religious leaders have said the same thing. Our social media influencer is getting Maura traction than the pope. Yeah, In some cases. Yeah, That's a really good question, because you have Certain very prominent religious leaders, including a prominent practice leader, and the pope, who went ahead and stop the vaccine wanted to get the vaccine publicly. You know, to really help this promotion effort. And yet you have combating against it. This tide of misinformation in the rank and file and it is this good question of whether of these leaders. Um world religious leaders will because they have a lot of authority. You know, for people who are religious, they're going to have more authority may have more authority in public health organizations. It's from within. Your own community that you can be swayed and I think that's a Really interesting question of whether these religious leaders, combined with the actions of the tech companies make a difference or whether some of these beliefs have already kind of percolated unchecked for the last year. On social media and in many churches around the country. I really wish we had more time to talk about. This is a fascinating piece, and I would urge listeners to take a look at Washington Post Comments By Elizabeth Dwoskin Elizabeth. Thanks so much for your time coming.
"elizabeth dwoskin" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"Well, it says to me that you know in a in a year when very little politically can get done, and when the country is more polarized than ever, there are just very few points of agreement among both parties. And particularly because even though the Democrats and the Republicans have different reasons for being upset with the social media companies, very different reasons. That's what I was really shocked by this suit because They managed to come together on The point of disagreement, even though All I thought they had between them was the point of you know, they just like the social media companies that I thought that there were so many points of disagreement after that, that they wouldn't get to a consensus. And so what's fasting to see is that behind the scenes, both Democrats and Republicans think it's politically advantageous enough. To bring a suit like this, even at the end of the Trump administration, when we're going to have a transition, you know, Biden has called out Facebook several times as well. And so I don't think you know by then. Even if he wasn't being serious, even if that was political posturing, you know, he's not gonna be able to walk that back either. Interesting. Elizabeth Dwoskin of the Washington Post one final note. I see in your bio that you in addition to speaking English quite skillfully, You also speak Spanish, Portuguese in Hebrew. That is as amazing to me is if somebody like her arms and took off line have you always had that gift? Oh, I You know, I think you got it. If you start learning the language when you're like little if they say it's easier to learn of the languages, so I don't know how long I was like language. E took the same language classes. My brother's little kid. My brother hated it and didn't remember doesn't remember a word and I remembered like everything, so I think there's some level where you have to really like it. That's amazing. Amazing. Elizabeth Dwoskin of the Washington Post. Hey, great to talk to you. Thanks so much for the information. I'm with the long gotta Spanish River. I don't know. Probably got though, right? I know that one. Go. I'm good. Alright. Thanks. Good to talk to you by You know, I was thinking about asking about you wanna make it any longer as the Washington Post Silicon Valley correspondent for the last Four years. What's the What's What's the What's What's the common story? What's what's going on? What's the general thing? Well, I have to talk to her sometime about that, because there's probably some burbling something it might be this actually. Well, she's terrific. I mean, Yeah, let's have her back on again and talk about this stuff because there is no force. More significant in our futures, I think is as a a zippy people then. You know the government and in Silicon Valley? Honestly, yeah. I mean oil companies, please. They're the punchline to a joke compared to Silicon Valley. These days, we might get Tim the lawyer on Tim Sand for about this whole thing because he's got a lot of thoughts about the history of monopolies and Making these sorts of things up and when it's the free market, doing its thing, and when it's not As a company. Just getting beaten. Successful. Shouldn't be a crime. I can't help but we're just that much better than everybody else. And then yeah, there's a company over there. I thought they're pretty good. We bought them. They willingly took our the amount of money we gave him. Right now, If you've got all their data, for instance, in this case, and you can shut them down if they don't go along and strong argument, everything that's a That's a different situation that the lawyers will figure out right and his team can tell you. The history of the antitrust laws have changed, And there's a different point of view on left in there is on the right for what constitutes Ah, monopoly. I didn't know that they started taking a look atyou assumes you have more than 50% of the market. I almost asked her about her boss. You work for the Washington Post. The guy at the top of your place runs Amazon. You might have heard of him. They had various times have had more than 50% quite a bit more than 50% of the entire online shopping market. Is that right? I couldn't tell you that. I don't doubt it, but Uh, okay. All right, we'll stay in touch. I like the cut of her jib, good stuff, and we'll have to watch this suit unfold. Now it's gonna be unspeakably complicated and technical, but on that one with Amazon unless you know unless when you get in the various things where they suppress certain products and all that that's a different topic. But just the fact that Amazon has would have more than 50% of the online shopping. Will target and Wal Mart have gotten better. They have grown back up. They've They've started to take away some of that. That's that's just mean That's just plain. That's the way it's supposed to work. Yeah, I heard some human asked earlier today, and I can't remember if it was a Congress person or a lawyer. Might have even been a journalist, which is surprising because they rarely ask anything worth asking, Uh, said, Well, isn't it? Well, Facebook? Oh, thanks, Right. That's right, she said, listen among the young people in my life, they laugh at Facebook. They're on Tic tac. They might be on the gram. Whatever. And she mentioned a couple others. Facebook is in the past. Might this entire question being relevant in a few years? And the answer from the lawyer was actually pretty good. They said. Yeah, that's exactly what we're trying to decide. Right here. Has Facebook amassed so much power, somebody levers so much money that they can effectively stop anybody competing with them. They couldn't become my space, right? Right. Exactly which you know, on the one side on the one hand is just shows the brilliance of Zucker Burg. Um, hey, may be evil, but he's brilliant. There's no questioning that, but whether we the people need to stand up to that. I guess they're gonna figure that out in the court. It's interesting to me how the sheen can come off of a company so fast on this for phrase waiting. What's in the Charlie? She rang. Facebook was winning there a troll overlords, and for them, they got sucked into the whole 2016 election in Russian ads and all that sort of stuff. But Facebook went from being just happy, Smiley. You thought of it, and it was a smile on your face. I mean, every was good news for everybody. Grandma's connect with your friends, right? Everybody was happy about it..
"elizabeth dwoskin" Discussed on AM 1530 WCKG
"All this has been sitting on the manager material Funny. I have two reports. I'd like to get out of the way. The fire reports. Well, it's not funny. It's Ah, It's something that I just I want to just do this one and then you could do whatever you want. This's news. People can use everything that we do is news people can use. So we have an anti trust investigation going on. It was already announced the main crux of it a section to 30, which is the entire problem we see with social networks. But even arguably with Google, I believe Google is now the first one. They're going after it's coming up quick. It should be the end of September when they expect to be in court. And everyone in Silicon Valley is scrambling. The main thing is, they all want to make sure that they can never ever Ever be seen as manipulating the election. So this is what Google is doing is what Facebook is doing is where Twitter is doing. I have confirmation from multiple T people. This is true. The amount varies, but I seem mainly $1000. If you do the following. Facebook has announced that as part of a research initiative, it will pay its users on both Facebook and Instagram to deactivate their accounts ahead of the 2020. U. S presidential elections, the social media giant is looking to better understand its influence on key political attitudes and behaviour. While Facebook is not paying the researchers behind the 30, anyone who chooses to act end by completing surveys or deactivating their accounts will be compensated, according to Washington Post journalist Elizabeth Dwoskin. Some Facebook users were sent notifications asking how much they want to deactivate their accounts, giving them options of $10.15 dollars or $20 per week. They expect between 600,000 companies.
"elizabeth dwoskin" Discussed on WTVN
"But then by the end of the day was feeling, you know, kind of cruddy with allergies and stuff. They say. How can you tell if someone symptoms are from Corona virus or from season? Er, seasonal allergies? I gotta guess that ifyou've Been allergic to stuff for a long time. If not all your life you pretty much know the difference. You know what your allergies feel like. But The ever wise and noble CDC. Has created some guidance on this as the school year begins, they say, both can lead to a runny nose, coughs and congestion. The big difference is usually fever. Most people with allergies don't get a fever. Okay, Um, and then, you know. Ah, if you have a fever greater than 100.4, So that is a warning sign. Now itchy, watery eyes and sneezing are symptoms associated with allergies and not the Corona virus. Over 19 systems symptoms. Are usually things that include chills, muscle eggs, fever, vomiting, diarrhea and sudden loss of smell and taste. So that stuff for the most part Not, um Not ordinary, I guess is the word I'm looking for to Ah, to have an allergy. And if you do get that stuff with an allergy, you might want to get to the doctor and have it checked out. All right, Kanye West so far has spent $6 million On getting on the ballot. Ah, A few of the companies that he's used have ties to trump. He's paid about 4,000,002 ballot access services. So he's he continues. Tio try to get on the ballot. And continues to say that he has. He has no ties to trump. Whatsoever. One of the companies that he's used fortified Consulting has the same address as the Lincoln Strategy Group. Nathan Sproul, who worked on Ah Trump's 26 campaign heads that company. Meanwhile, Greg Keller, interviewed to be Trump's campaign manager in 2016, Kanye gave his Atlas strategy group about a million. So Kanye. He's got money to burn. And he says he's not a A pawn of Trump's because he says he's got more money than Trump and Says he's in it to win it. And we'll see how that goes. All right, since we're on a political bent here. How much would it take for you to deactivate your Facebook? An instagram accounts for a few weeks. Facebook spokesperson confirmed in a tweet Thursday last Thursday that the company will be paying users who complete surveys or deactivate as part of its research. This comes after Washington Post reporter Elizabeth Dwoskin. Posted Screenshots of a notice from Facebook that asked her what pay she'd accept to close her instagram and Facebook accounts. What do you make of that to me? That sounds like Theseus. Oh, Shal media empires are very nervous. About this election and basically want to get as many people off the platform. As possible. Whether they're spreading really information or this information they don't want to risk it. The survey says The accounts would have to go dark beginning in late September for 1 to 6 weeks and asks if the user would be willing to accept. $10 per week. $15 per week or $20 per week. So who is it going to go on the high end and say, Pay me pay me the 20. The survey also notes that users who opt in will be asked to take a survey following US presidential election. Facebook says the research will be conducted by an outside team of experts. Who are looking into how social media products may impact voting. And expects between 204 100,000 users. Will choose to be involved in the study. Mrs. Interesting to keep an eye on this and see where this guy was. Like I said, I I don't think they're doing any studying at all. I think they're trying to get as many pro trump people off of social media as they can. Just to try to. Ah, bogged down any Momenta MME..
"elizabeth dwoskin" Discussed on KOMO
"1000 FM 97 7 Good to have you with us, Jeremy Greater at the editor's desk. I'm ELISA Jaffe. Stacy Black, our technical director. Among the stories we're following vice President Mike Pence, doubling down on the administration's refusal to defund Police departments, he said. That won't happen into under President Trump, the vice president vowed to bring back law and order under American cities. A wildfire burning your Yakama has grown to an estimated 52,000 acres. That's 81 square miles, and residents of about 900 homes are under evacuation orders. Facebook is moving to clamp down on confusion about the November election. Announcing a Siri's of changes to limit voter misinformation and prevent election interference. Washington Post Silicon Valley correspondent correspondent Elizabeth Dwoskin is covering the story and spoke with combos Tom Cutler. This is the first time Facebook's taken an action of this sort, right, limiting the political advertising. Yeah, I mean, Facebook has policies, which prohibits voter suppression comments that confused people about the integrity of the votes. So even what you saw Trump doing recently and you know the misinformation he's been putting out about mail in ballots. Facebook has been Labeling that those posts a lot of people just say what you should take them down if you prohibit them. So that's a whole debate. But what is new today is in other countries around the world. There are media and advertising blackouts in the days before the election, And that's because that's when most of the electorate is tuning in and a lot of the time. That's when campaigns save their ugliest adds their biggest drops, you know, and it doesn't always give the other side time to respond. And so because of that, Different countries have actually have laws prohibiting all advertising a blackout in the days before an election. Of course, the United States doesn't have that. So the movement Facebook made today. Was our concession to a lot of critics and what they said if they will not allow any new advertising in the week before the election. Okay, any any new advertising? I guess that's an important word to include their this because the old stuff we'll still circulate so you'll definitely if you're on Facebook and Instagram, you'll see a lot of ads. This won't be a new app right now. This decision drew a swift response from the president. What was his reaction was over the top because it's essentially said they were going to suppress all of presidents Trump's speech heading into the election, and then that's not what's happening. It's just no new ads, and of course, he can also post This is about advertising. But Trump has millions of followers on Facebook and other social ones. He can post to those platforms so he can still post what do you say what you want just at Remember on Facebook? Sometimes it's confusing. What's an ad or sponsored right? Because it all appears in your newsfeed has the same gray area there. One of the others have found interesting in your article is that they'll prohibit post by candidates or campaigns declaring victory before final results come in. Yeah, I mean, this relates to I think the whole country, including social media companies are preparing for Because of all the mail in voting because the pandemic that we may not have the results on election night, and the contest on the counting may continue for some time nationwide, and so Facebook is saying is that you know in that time, there's a possibility for a lot of people to confuse misinformation declare victory when that's not necessarily the official tally, and so Facebook is making it clear. Based on this scenario, planning that they've done that, you know, including after election day. They're just goingto take down any kind of misrepresentations about who won or who didn't win. And you know they have to really act swiftly because what we've seen a lot of the time. Facebook will announce a new policy. They'll get a lot of attention from new policy. And what you see, though, is that you know, maybe from the rubber meets the road they actually fail executing in or they say we'll take down this misinformation. But I'll only do it after the post gone viral and millions or tens of thousands of people who follow that I've seen that so many times covering them, and so Including last week with post about Kenosha and the unrest there. Elizabeth Thanks so much, and your article could be read at washingtonpost dot com..
"elizabeth dwoskin" Discussed on KOMO
"Was from a commercial in nineteen eighty nine. Sandy Harding remembers walk into any blockbuster have your childhood, it's the same thing. And she'd know she's the general manager of the last blockbuster video store they were everywhere back then kind of like Starbucks is today. But now that a store in Australia is calling it quits Sandy's blockbuster. In bend, Oregon is the very last one. It's pretty exciting. I have to admit that completely caught off guard. We weren't expecting it. But it's pretty wonderful. How the heck of you guys survived in the day of digital streaming. People ask me that all the time. And I really feel like it has a lot to do with the local business 'cause our local band customers. They are very loyal. If you've ever been to bend, Oregon. You know that there's lots of signs everywhere. This shock local. They're very supportive. She tells Yahoo finance that. She's experiencing a certain style. Joe that only seems to grow realize that you're missing something just sitting at home on your couch now flex wing. You don't get that personal connection. You don't get to ask someone. Their opinion of movie is and they don't have all the classics that we do. Either business is still booming at the bend blockbuster. Thanks in part to its last of its kind as komo's Brian Calvert reporting. I know exactly where that blockbuster. You do I'll have to get a selfie next time. I'm in lovely central Oregon six ten time now for sports from the Harley exterior sports desk. All right. Let's talk a little U dub sports effect. We're going to talk a lot of U dub sports starting at seven o'clock. Thursday night doghouse with your hosts komo's Bill Swartz tonight in Las Vegas, U dub, women's basketball team will be taking on the use of the Utah and the Pac twelve conference opener for both schools. The huskies had a rough go of it to say at least disabled eastern the regular season just to conference win. So they're hoping to pull off an upset tonight. Mike Hopkins club got the overtime win against Oregon state last night at Alaska Airlines arena. They will close out the regular season Saturday night with Oregon town hoping to complete a. Perfect home schedule that is quite an accomplishment for coach and his squad. Mariners taken on the Cincinnati Reds tonight eating cactus league play down in. I don't think they're in Peoria tonight after I know they're in Arizona. I can give you an entire stay rather than. Good enough for me. Kuchie on the mound to start that one for the Mariners. We'll have more sports in thirty minutes sharing everything with everyone is apparently not in the future. That's what we're hearing from the Facebook, founder, Mark Zuckerberg who's talking about a new direction for his companies, which might include encrypted messages. Washington Post Silicon Valley. Correspondent Elizabeth Dwoskin is following the story and spoke with komo's Charlie Harker. This is a big shift where a company that is seem to want to make everything public in the past years. I mean, that's that's what facials did Facebook pioneered the art of the status of the constant status update and sharing your sodas and sharing sharing sharing sharing the large group. And what you see is that consumer trends have really changed. I think pew reported last year through a poll that at least for Facebook people have really soured on more than seventy five percent of American Facebook users in the last year, either took steps to take a break from Facebook, delete their Facebook. Count or you know, change their privacy settings. So people are moving more towards private groups messaging places where they can feel natural and free even sucker acknowledged himself and his letter. And so I guess part of the concern is I'm trying to think of how I explained this to my mom when you talk about encryption, basically you as the center would be able to see the message and the person who receives it would be able to see the message, but everything in between that kind of gets scrambled. So police can't see it people who are hacking into your system might not necessarily be able to see it. But would Facebook be able to see that's where he the information. Is that way they might be wanting to make money? Well, it depends on how they design it. But most of the time these days with end to end encryption. Yeah. It scrambled that even the owner of the contact can't see it. That's actually why what's app, which as I said has been, you know, a separate company before Facebook run by people who are huge believers and privacy came from the former Soviet Union and were very afraid. Of government spying on them. You know, that was a culture. That's who they were. And so they what's after it's gotten a lot of trouble a lot in a lot of trouble around the world. India has threatened to break it some Christian. Brazil has shut down watch out three separate on three separate occasions because all of them in each time. The government said we want some data. We think these criminals are communicating using what's out, and we want to know what they came back and said, well, actually, we ourselves don't know what they said. And that's been there answer routinely around the world. So Facebook going in this direction is definitely if they do encrypt everything it's probably going to cause more trouble with governments and with law enforcement in general. But that may be a win for consumers, certainly that's the bad that apple has made Tim cook has been talking about we orienting Apple's business model around privacy for a long time and apples, obviously didn't always been more privacy focused on Facebook. Well, I tell you there is so much to go over here. And you can unpack it with a Lisbeth and. The Washington Post the article on this is on Washington Post dot com. Elizabeth dwoskin. Thank you so much. That's komo's Charlie harder..
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"Russian hackers have targeted European computers. Running windows software in an attempt to influence European elections in a blog post. Microsoft says the company has uncovered uncovered efforts by a Russian military hacking group to access computers used by anti Russia think tanks. Elizabeth Dwoskin is covering the story for the Washington Post. She's good enough to join us on the KOMO Newsline. Elizabeth can you give us more details on how this Russian operation was trying to impact those elections in. In europe. Sure. Well, you know, it's unclear exactly what they were trying to do for one Microsoft testing disclosed very much information. But we know that European parliamentary elections are going to take place in may. And so it's a little bit like actually about six months ago when Microsoft also discovered a spear phishing attempts, you know, hackers attempting to infiltrate the computer systems of prominent think tanks and even the US Senate back in August, which they disclosed. So that was right before you know, the US midterms. So there seems to be this Tien to upcoming elections and also just a desire to get close to to infiltrate and get information about prominent think tanks that have information about US and European relations potential issues like sanctions on Russia military issues related to Russia. I mean, basically what are the details on Russian POWs policy vis-a-vis Russia that these organizations might have. And do we know how they're tricking people, exactly. Yes. So this is like, I mean, there's myriad ways. But kind of the basic framework is the classic spearfishing happened to John Podesta, and it happened to many Americans at work. In other words, where you get that Email, and they always say don't click on the link. So what they did was it. Appears again, you kind of have to read between the lines and a little bit on how Microsoft's speaks about this. But what they did was just so the three think tanks for that where the German the US German Marshall fund, which is based in DC, but obviously has a lot of activity in Germany, the German office of the Aspen institute and also the German Council on foreign relations, which is separate from the US council on foreign relations. But modeled after it, and what they do is they targeted one hundred over one hundred employees these organizations in many European countries. And basically, you know, sending them emails. Maybe the domain from the Email makes it look like it was a colleagues or looks like somebody from friendly organization that they worked with in the past or you know, looks like something known. Familiar? How many worked with your station or someone else's domains that they're asking you to click on the link, you know, what we saw a few months ago when they did it in the US where Microsoft did reveal the domains is these domains we're really trying to actually just straight up scoops the organization. So there was a domain like screw thing. The senate. So somebody unsuspecting might think that was the Senate or even spoofing Microsoft's own websites to thinks that to get people. And so once you you heard this once you click on that Email, then that takes you to a domain in that allows the hackers can allow the hackers to take over the whole corporate computer system, and it's unclear by the way, whether that happened in these cases, the organizations one of them two of them didn't respond to comment and one of them told us that they were still investigating Elizabeth Dwoskin covering a very important story ahead of twenty twenty. And obviously, we're well aware of twenty sixteen in the election here, Elizabeth Dwoskin with the Washington Post joining us on the KOMO Newsline. Four forty time to guess the KOMO afternoon. Sound bite your chance to win a night out on us, listen carefully. Here. It is having one person who believes in you, and you can count on. And maybe your mom, and maybe your grandma. It may be an ankle of maybe a coach whoever that is. I think you have to kind of hang onto that. If we don't have a winner today. We'll never have a winner. Again, be the first caller to identify that voice. You're going to.
"elizabeth dwoskin" Discussed on Tech News Today
"You know, there's a, there's reputation score that is now painting to a large degree what what people have access to whether they can do this versus can't do that. And it's all driven by this kind of score. That's given based on different interactions through different services in their daily life and everything like that. It really feel. And of course, I know episode of tech news weekly would be complete if I didn't mention that black. Mirror totally has an episode this very topic, but we have examples. Right? We have example here. Yes, exact- ever so many things feel like black mayor these days. I don't know what's real, what's fake, but we have. We have these examples two two point two. So you know, when you hear this, this sort of thing happening around Facebook, a one hand, it feels compartmentalized to be, oh, well, that's just a Facebook thing. But on the other hand, you could see how that blows up to something much bigger if people are complacent or or rather kind of care less about understanding what's happening. Exactly. That's what I'm trying to do. Like kind of reawaken it so that it doesn't feel so normal. Right. It really because because it's like it's becoming black mirror. Elizabeth. Thank you so much for joining us a little bit. Elizabeth Dwoskin is the Silicon Valley reporter at the Washington Post and has several stories this week about Russian and Iranian influence in social media. Thanks for joining us. Thank you. Thanks so much for having me. Take care. Bye. All right up. Next we're going to discuss the near certainty of Amazon's move into the healthcare industry. But before we do that, when you think the sponsor this episode this up so techniques, weekly brought to you by digital ocean. Digital ocean provides the.
"elizabeth dwoskin" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Nolan Catholics are reconciling their faith. After recent revelations of decades of child sex abuse by clergy and air quality is a growing concern as wildfires. Burned across California you don't, want a lot of wind because. A lot of. Wind makes the fire impossible to put out by you don't, have the wind then I'd smoked a sits there Bobby wine Uganda's biggest popstar. Has become, one of. The, country's leading opposition politicians but now. He's in. A military prison and supporters are calling for his release it's Tuesday August twenty first this, is morning edition on WNYC Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm korva Coleman Microsoft says it is blocked eighty four fake websites created. By Russian hackers Washington Post reporter Elizabeth Dwoskin told NPR's morning edition the hackers were targeting groups that favored sanctions, against Russia wasn't. Like what we saw with the Russian IRA Russian operatives on Facebook where they're actively creating these pages that are trying to so divisive messages and the US. Political pages this was different these were going to be set up as impersonation pages for the US Senate and. Also four two prominent think. Tanks as well the Washington Post. Elizabeth Dwoskin raiders. News agency reports Russia has denied that it tried to interfere, in this year's midterm elections the head of Michigan's health department faces trial on. Charges of, involuntary manslaughter. Connected, to the water crisis in Flint The case involves an outbreak of legionnaires disease that some experts, link to the city's tainted water from member station w. d. e. t. Quin felt reports prosecutors say Michigan health director Nick Lyon failed to warn the, public about an outbreak, of legionnaires disease even though he. Knew it was. Happening and that contributed to the deaths of two elderly men from the, Flint area there. Was a spike in the disease, during two thousand fourteen in two thousand fifteen the time when Flint switched its water supply without properly treating, pipes work corrosion but state officials did not tell the public about a possible outbreak until twenty sixteen defense attorneys counter that. Lyon relied on. Experts who never recommended issuing a warning and that prosecutors have not directly connected the fatalities to, legionnaires disease if convicted lion could. Face as much as thirty years in prison for. NPR news I'm Quin Klein filter in Detroit prisoners in several states plan. To go on strike today to protest prison conditions and more NPR Cheryl quarterly reports organizers say a deadly prison Riot in South Carolina last April prompted inmates and their supporters to call for the strike the right at the South Carolina prison. Left, seven, prisoners dead and, several more, injured while state officials blamed gangs other said poor prison conditions, played a big role so prisoners at different facilities initiated this call for a national prison strike it's not certain how. Many might take part but inmates in at least seventeen states are expected to do. So back conducting sit ins work strikes and hunger strikes they have a list, of ten demands that includes a call for sentencing reforms access to rehabilitation programs and improved prison conditions the plan calls for the protest to end on September ninth the anniversary of the nineteen seventy-one bloody Attica prison uprising in New. York Cheryl corley NPR news Chicago the US has deported a former Nazi concentration camp, guard to Germany Yaakov polish who was ninety five was an armed guard stationed at a concentration camp in Nazi occupied Poland he concealed his past when, he became a u US citizen that was revoked it's NPR this is morning edition on WNYC at seven oh four good morning I'm Kerry Nolan after pressure from. Defense attorneys, New York governor Andrew Cuomo signed a, Bill yesterday aimed at increasing oversight of the states district attorney's the law. Creates a commission to investigate claims of misconduct, by prosecutors such withholding evidence or soliciting false testimony the findings will be made public and be given to the governor. Who has the power to remove prosecutors from office legal aid society attorney Tina, Luongo says defenders are now keeping an eye. On how well the commission does its job it's one thing, to have a commission it's another to have an, active commission doing rolling, up its, sleeves and, making. Sure that injustice doesn't continue the states district attorney's association says the. Commission is, unconstitutional because it. Violates the separation of powers and it's already drafting a lawsuit mayor de Blasio. Wants to avoid a repeat of two thousand sixteen When more than two hundred thousand voters were purged from the rolls. Under a new initiative the bears offices reaching out to. More than. Five hundred sixty thousand inactive voters to make. Sure they. Stay registered. Speaking on New York one de Blasio said, the outreach is critical to civic engagement we've got.
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"Turns thirty. Two years old news is next Live from NPR news in Washington I'm korva Coleman Microsoft says it. Is blocked eighty four fake websites created by Russian hackers Washington Post reporter Elizabeth Dwoskin told NPR's morning. Edition the, hackers were targeting groups that favored sanctions. Against Russia wasn't like what we saw with the Russian IRA Russian operatives on Facebook where they're actively creating these. Pages that are trying to so divisive messages. And the US political pages this was different these were impervious we're going, to be set up as. Impersonation pages for the US? Senate and also four two prominent think tanks as well the Washington Post Elizabeth Dwoskin raiders news agency reports Russia has denied. That it tried, to interfere. In this year's, midterm elections the. Head of Michigan's health department faces trial on charges of involuntary manslaughter connected to the water crisis in Flint the case involves. An outbreak of legion Ears disease that some experts link to the city's tainted water from member station w. d. e. t. Quin kleinfeld reports prosecutors say, Michigan health director Nick, Lyon failed to warn. The public, about an outbreak of legionnaires disease. Even though he. Knew it was happening and that contributed to the deaths of two elderly, men from the. Flint area there was a spike, in the disease during two thousand fourteen in two thousand fifteen the time when Flint switched its water supply, without properly treating pipes where corrosion but state officials did not tell the public about a possible outbreak until twenty sixteen defense. Attorneys counter that. Lyon relied on. Experts who never recommended issuing a warning and that prosecutors have not directly connected the fatalities, to legionnaires disease if convicted lion. Could face as much as thirty years in prison. For NPR news I'm Quin Klein filter in Detroit prisoners in several states. Plan to go on strike today to protest prison conditions and more NPR Cheryl quarterly reports organizers say. A deadly, prison riot in South Carolina last April Prompted inmates and their supporters to call for the strike the right at the South, Carolina prison left seven, prisoners dead, and several more injured while state officials blamed gangs other said, poor prison conditions played a big role so prisoners at different facilities initiated this call for national prison strike it's not. Certain how many might take part but inmates in at least seventeen states are expected. To do so by conducting sit ins work strikes and hunger strikes they have, a list of ten demands it includes a call for sentencing reforms access to rehabilitation programs and improved prison conditions the plan calls for the protest to end on September ninth the anniversary of the nineteen seventy-one bloody Attica prison uprising. In New York Cheryl corley NPR news Chicago the US has deported a former Nazi, concentration camp guard to Germany Yaacov polish who was ninety five was an armed guard stationed at a concentration camp in Nazi occupied Poland he concealed his, past when he became, a US citizen that. Was revoked It's NPR Jurors in the federal fraud trial of President Trump's former. Campaign manager Paul Manafort we'll begin a fourth day of deliberation today they're working through a large amount of evidence from, the prosecution including testimony from twenty seven witnesses and four hundred. Exhibits defense lawyers did not introduce witnesses saying the prosecution is not proved its case beyond a reasonable doubt in. Southern India there's been a break in monsoon rains after three. Hundred fifty people were killed in. Flooding NPR's Lauren Freyer has more from, Mumbai water electricity and train and bus service have been restored to parts of southern India's careless state after landslides and floods knocked out power for nearly. Two weeks this is monsoon season, across India but Carolina was particularly hard hit with. Three times the average rainfall for the first half of August soldiers deployed to help rescue tens of thousands. Of, people now the military is pulling back in huge, white letters someone painted. The word thanks on. A rooftop From. Which survivors were airlifted some eight. Hundred thousand people were evacuated altogether thirties, are warning of the danger of snake bites as people return to muddied homes Lauren Freyer NPR news Mumbai today is the fiftieth anniversary of the Soviet. Union's invasion of what was then, Czechoslovakia and to put down liberal reforms called the. Prague Spring the Soviet crackdown lasted for decades until the nineteen Eighty-nine velvet revolution ending that government's rule the. Country also divided into two nations Slovakia and the Czech. Republic I'm korva Coleman, NPR news in Washington Support for NPR comes from the department of homeland. Security with e-verify dedicated to providing employment eligibility verification for all businesses and the employees ease. That help them thrive at e verify, dot gov slash go and. The Kresge foundation. Ed crazy dot org.
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"Some of the day's top stories president donald trump says he's not nervous about meeting queen elizabeth tomorrow trump tells the sun newspaper that the queen is a tremendous woman looks forward to meeting her and thinks she represents her country so well johnson and johnson is being ordered to pay over four billion dollars in missouri asbestos cancer case today a jury in missouri ruled that the company must pay the four billion dollars to twenty two women who claimed they developed ovarian cancer after using johnson's baby powder president trump has more than fifty three million followers on twitter former president barack obama more than one hundred million katy perry one hundred seven million followers as elizabeth dwoskin writes in the washington post not all of those followers are real people or businesses and she spoke with komo's taylor van cise so for some of these massively popular twitter profiles like president and celebrities how many followers did they lose well you know we we're just gonna see that come out the next week you know twitter says that sixty percent of all followers are going to go away chased on their latest action which is anti spam and anti just bad questionable accounts basically for years twitter todd this fake account problems sam problem trolling problems i mean everybody knows that it's a pretty dysfunctional company and has not gotten a handle on it side for a long time but now made this hard choice and said look you celebrities say'must people politician you might leave six percent of your star wars which you know so people like donald trump or kim kardashian or whatnot know these are these are this is a celebrity driven ego driven culture and it's gonna definitely hurt and that ego also brings in a lot of cash for a lot of people what kind of a i guess income cut could we see from five to six percent cut of users important distinction twitter saying that none of us are that they're actually cutting are active us is the irony of the whole thing the accounts that twitter is now suspending our what we're already closing accounts so when when you when when people try to become solid someone on twitter twitter detach some suspicious behavior with the account let's say they're using someone else's logging credential someone's password or stare tweeting you know really ugly stuff getting lost a lot okay dot counts kind of suspicious we're gonna freeze out account and freeze those accounts for a long time but they would still include those photos and accounts in the follower count now twitter only council wall street and advertising twitter's only going.
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"So mark zuckerberg the other day with his blackheart and cloven hooves and horns coming out of his head announced allegedly facebook was going to get into the whole dating thing so the service on facebook will allow people older than eighteen to create a dating profile separate from their main profile and it's invisible to their friends so you know not everybody's saying that shows potential matches of other people on facebook based on common interests dating preferences location mutual friends it's cetera but the so this is similar to other dating things that have existed in social media except for it's just acidly larger pool obviously with facebook anything anybody's even come close to in terms of end and the amount of data so gazillions more people and way more data if zuckerberg gets good at this this could end up being the biggest thing facebook does i wonder the absolutely delightful headline in the washington post facebook's dating services a chance to meet the cat fisher advertiser or scammer of your dreams welcome wrote it with fabulous elizabeth dwoskin drew joins us now hello drew how are you hey good how are you were terrific so listen again kudos to you or the editors for that headline is there anything particularly scary about facebook getting into dating services or dating services just prone to cat fishing etc i think they are prone to cafe i think the internet is prone to cat phishing and scamming you see that everywhere but i think your point about facebook being so huge is an important one i mean there are so many more people on facebook billions billions of people around the world it's a it's a much wider age range it's a much lighter sort of experience range with people who you know people who would never have heard of tender or something like that are on facebook so it's it's opening this kind of dating scene to a whole new swath of people and let's also remember that the stuff that facebook knows about us is way more in depth than dating services tender you may have your eight year your photo and your biography facebook knows years and years of your.
"elizabeth dwoskin" Discussed on KOMO
"The editor's desk stacey black our technical director among the stories we are following facebook's acknowledgement that nearly all of its two point two billion members have probably had their personal data scraped by militias actors is the latest example of the social networks failure to protect users data arkansas governor asa hutchinson says his state is willing to send national guard troops to assist president trump's plans to send up to four thousand national guard members to the us mexico border and still ahead if you're gonna do it we might as well teach people to do it right i'm brian calvert with the professor behind the first accredited cannabis course the head of the food and drug administration called on internet providers to help rid the cyberworld of ways to illegally obtain prescription opioids into licit drug washington post silicon valley reporter elizabeth dwoskin following this story and she spoke with komo's tom hutler for some background on your piece what is scott gottlieb the fda commissioners specifically asking for here well what he wants is for internet companies that are that to basically clean up and stops her saying legal pharmacies now there's an opioid crisis in my country as everybody knows and one of the complaints many many of these online pharmacies are not so leave there in a illegal grey zone because they're not really allowed to market drugs like you don't see walgreens going around marketing sentinel but you do see some of these online pharmacies doing that and if you actually search for if you go online and you search you know just search for a prescription drugs not even an illegal search the search is just a normal search term i'm looking for this drug you'll get all these advertisements so that a lot of advocates say our legal a legal and they're coming to the very top of google searches so the argument is that that the industry really needs to clean that up or the fda is gonna crack down five hundred transactions two hundred thirty thousand dollars worth involving three hundred people in well almost the.
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"Slightly different issue because it's drugs but the companies companies that are selling these drugs like fen phen ellen opiates are being able to get themselves to the very top of google searches and you know one of the interesting things is that internet providers are basically you know we'll we'll stand back and say no this is just off words just technology but we knew the reality is that in many ways they curate all the time it's not just happening without a person so when you look up you know translate kilos to pounds on google google is going to give you a calculator right at the top of the page they decided that that was information that they wanted to carry so washington post silicon valley reporter elizabeth dwoskin with komo's tom hutler komo news time is three fifty one we want to get you up to date on your propel insurance money news from abc news wall street now stocks rose with investors more optimistic that a trade dispute between the us and china can be resolved relatively easily the dow closed up two hundred thirty nine points the nasdaq rose thirty four and the sp added twenty for the day goodyear says it's cooperating in a federal investigation into the same safety of tires at it makes for motor homes the national highway traffic safety administration looking into reports that g one fifty nine models caused crashes that killed or injured ninety five people over a decade lawsuits alleged the tires are actually made for delivery trucks and not motorhomes daria albinger abc news more money news in thirty minutes planning a career and cannabis you might consider a formal education come brian calvert introduces us to a college professor paving the way towards legitimate and accredited degrees sean boone needs employees who know what they're doing when.
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"In california tax event in west virginia today trump says that in many places like california the same person votes many times still ahead if you're gonna do it we might as well teach people to do it right i'm brian calvert with the professor behind the first accredited cana business course the head of the food and drug administration called on internet providers to help rid the cyberworld of ways to legally obtain prescription opioids and elicit drugs washington post silicon valley reporter elizabeth dwoskin is following the story and she spoke with komo's tom hutler for some background on your piece what is scott god lead the fda commissioners specifically asking for here well what he what he wants is for internet companies that are that to basically clean up and stops her saying legal pharmacies now there's an opioid crisis in my country as everybody knows and one of the complaints has many many of these online pharmacies are not solely there in a legal gray zone because they're not really allowed to market drugs like you don't see wall going around marketing sentinel but you do see some of these online pharmacies doing that and if you actually search for if you go online and you search you know just search for a prescription drug not even an illegal search the search is just a normal search term i'm looking for this drug you'll get all of these advertisements that a lot of advocates say our legal a legal and they're coming to the very top of google searches so the argument is that that that the industry really needs to clean that up or the fda is gonna crack down five hundred transactions two hundred thirty thousand dollars worth involving three hundred people in well almost the entire united states forty three states and this is pretty widespread he used fet nil as an example you mentioned a moment ago how easy it is with just a few clicks of the mouse to get this done yeah it kind of was was amazing to me and i think it fits into the overall theme of that we're looking at with technology platforms from social media like facebook twitter to youtube is aren't they surfacing good information or are they surfacing conspiracy theories and say canoes and in some cases are they being manipulated or gained and so this this is.
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"Stay connected stay informed at komonews one thousand ninety seven seven and komonews dot com with bill o'neil at the editor's desk taylor van cise along with carleen johnson stories we're following new associated press survey finds worth at three hundred women from both major parties have filed to run for the us house of representatives the record number expected to grow as filing deadlines approach in some states and the us surgeon general wants more people to have access to the lock zone which is used in cases of opioid overdose dr jerome adams hopes to reduce the cost of the drug which he says ninety five percent of insured americans are already covered to purchase without insurance a single dose can cost about eighty dollars ahead of the food and drug administration calling on internet providers to help rid the cyberworld of ways to illegally obtain prescription opioids and illicit drugs washington post silicon valley reporter elizabeth dwoskin following the story and she spoke this morning with komo's tom hutler some background on your piece what is scott god lead the fda commissioners specifically asking for here well what he wants is for internet companies that are that to basically clean up and stops her saying legal pharmacies now there's an opioid crisis in the country as everybody knows and one of the complaints who's many many of these online pharmacies are not solely there in a legal grey zone because they're not really allowed to market jobs like you don't see wall going around marketing sentinel but you do see some of these online pharmacies doing that and if you actually search for if you go online and you search you know just search for a prescription drugs not even an illegal search the search is just a normal search term i'm looking for this drug you'll get all these advertisements so that a lot of advocates say our legal legal and they're coming to the very top of google searches so the argument is that that that the industry really needs to clean that up or the.
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"Over to marina rockinger for a check on march traffic is struggling in tacoma north and i 5 because of a crash blocking two right lanes near city center so we have stopandgo traffic from 84th this is also affecting highway 16 if you're headed eastbound which is why it's so backed up from four cheered as you try to head over to i5 southbound i five is heavy from highway 18 down through five to the portland avenue south anna's tough again from 512 as you head down towards j p l lam southbound 167 that's going to be a slow go for you as an it's typical oh by the way a slow go as you head out of the auburn area and down into sumner we are seeing brake lights southbound 405 through bellevue from 520 into newcastle eastbound i nine you really getting tough now from one 48 all the way into is a cloud of fronts street northbound 405 that'll be heavy from about northeast eighty on up through told them lake and then slow again right around the five t to entertain southbound i5 solid from northgate into downtown seattle your next look at traffic at 544 marina rockinger komo news and with got those showers out of the way for a little bit and we've got some nice weather for the next few days we're going to have temps in the mid50s tomorrow and about sixty something on sunday low 60s and we're going to have sunshine both days currently we have scattered clouds and fifty four degrees in seattle 20minute its of nonstop news continues on komo news one thousand fm ninety seven seven and komonewscomfire it's 516 charlie harder is at the editor's desk stacey black is our technical director facebook has been under increased scrutiny over whether it's ads and posts help disseminate russian disinformation affecting the two thousand sixteen presidential race and now the washington post reports facebook has removed data and thousands of posts that showed the russian reach was more widespread silicon valley correspondent elizabeth dwoskin spoke with our rick van cise though it even bigger than eight but now because we have goal goal we have.