Episode Three: The Exciting World of Newspaper Website Comment Section Posts

Newspapers used to have complete control of all the speech associated with their product. But on the internet, we expect to post anything we want, whenever we want, totally anonymously. On this third episode of OK… So What Now? what it’s like to read anonymous comments all day and what it’s like to write them, who watches over all those comments, and who watches over that guy.

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Episode One: Why Do You Care What Other People Think?

Public opinion is an easy thing to quote, but is it an easy thing to measure? In this first episode of OK… So What Now? two conversations on what other people think, and why you should care. First, Jocelyn Kiley of the Pew Research Center on measuring the “public” in public opinion. Second, a conversation about extremism with Laird Wilcox, author and curator of one of the largest collections of extremist literature in the world.

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