First Five: The Newseum Institute’s Free Speech Conference, NASA bans Jesus, and women are seen but not heard in news

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Conferences

NEWSEUM INSTITUTE, KNIGHT FOUNDATION SPONSORING “FREE SPEECH ON CAMPUS” CONFERENCE

Newseum Institute
The Newseum Institute and the Knight Foundation will sponsor a one-day “Free Speech on Campus” conference on Saturday, April 2, 2016, at the Newseum to discuss the challenges to free expression on college campuses related to conversations about race, ethnicity, class, gender and sexual identity. Interested students should apply by Feb. 22.


COMMENTARY

WHY NET NEUTRALITY ABROAD IS ACTUALLY ANTI-COLONIALISM

Jordan Pearson, Motherboard
Where net neutrality and anti-colonialism overlap is the idea that modern colonialism is less the purview of legionnaires marching across the desert and is instead carried out by largely white, male, Western people in suits shaking hands and making deals in glass-walled offices.


IN THE NEWS

GOOGLE AGREES TO CENSOR SEARCH RESULTS MORE BROADLY FOR EUROPEANS

Julia Fioretti, Reuters
To address the concerns of European authorities, the Internet giant will soon start polishing search results across all its websites when someone conducts a search from the country where the removal request originated.


FACEBOOK IS CHANGING YOUR NEWS FEED IN A SUBTLE BUT IMPORTANT WAY

Damon Beres, Huffington Post
TIt will try to use what it knows about you to show you things you want to see and respond to.


WOMEN ARE SEEN MORE THAN HEARD IN THE NEWS

Nathan Collins, Pacific Standard
Researchers have found that across nearly all topics and outlets, the likelihood of seeing women in photos is higher than the likelihood of reading about them and their opinions.


NASA ACCUSED OF BANNING ‘JESUS’

Jessica Chasmar, The Washington Times
A group of Christian employees have accused NASA of violating their First Amendment rights after allegedly banning the word “Jesus” from the Johnson Space Center newsletter.

 

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