Friday A/V Club: Springtime for Mao
Facebook Cripples Community Organizing With Overzealous Attempts to Stop Russian Trolls: Reason Roundup
Plus: Trump changes his mind about military spending and why Rand Paul hates Trump's new attorney general pick.
Why are we paying for a Spanish-language propaganda station in the first place?
Drug Czar Promises 'Objective and Dispassionate' Research on Marijuana Legalization, Which He Is Legally Required to Oppose by Any Means Necessary
The Office of National Drug Policy is not allowed to be evenhanded.
Clinton runs with a Kamala Harris whopper that's already been debunked.
The company that brought you that wince-inducing "fake news" promo is not a "monopoly," and cracking down on it will not defend the free press.
Politicians speak in platitudes.
Obvious propaganda should be labeled propaganda, obviously.
Information-and, yes, misinformation-flows more easily and cheaply than ever, making access nearly universal. That's a good thing.
The attorney general stages a revival of the "Just Say No" show.
WebOps, the U.S. online counter-propaganda program, appears to employ Arabic analysts who barely speak Arabic.
Coverage of third-party candidates presented as attempt to discredit American democracy.
Warnings of pot in trick-or-treat bags still have no basis in reality.
John Roselius, who famously warned that drugs would fry your brain like an egg, says he has changed his mind about pot.
More than 5,000 people work in the federal government's PR machines; more than at the Department of Education.
In search of Guy Sims Fitch
Anti-Gun Hysteria Illustrates How Monstrosities Like the 1994 Crime Bill and the War on Terror Come to Pass
You can take advantage of a culture of fear but so can your opponents
Republicans, women, and those ages 45 and older were the most likely to say that selling or paying for sex should be illegal.
DOJ Report: 'Males, Whites, Republicans' and Porn Watchers Hold 'Incorrect Beliefs' About Sex Trafficking
Don't worry, the feds will fix those for you.
A TV film that was so misleading, the screenwriter asked the surviving Davidians for forgiveness
Despite an ongoing media boycott of White House staff photography, the president's image crafters still call the shots.
The politics of everything.
Big Brother loves Mother Earth.
When Disney met the Population Council
An artifact from the age of peacetime conscription
The regime marks its 70th anniversary with a new propaganda barrage.
Governor proposes his own media coverage.
Or something like that