Peter Kafka

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Facebook Sorry It Unfriended Sarah Palin's Mosque Post

On Tuesday, Sarah Palin posted a note on Facebook opposing plans to build a mosque near Ground Zero. On Thursday, the post disappeared. That shouldn’t have happened, say Facebook officials, who issued an apology and oblique explanation: “The note in question did not violate our content standards but was removed by an automated system. We’re always working to improve our processes and we apologize for any inconvenience this caused.” It’s back up now.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald