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‘Deep Web’ Director Alex Winter on Silk Road, Ross Ulbricht, etc.

17 Aug

The DVD of Deep Web goes on sale September 1st.

You can also request a screening in your community. will begin to impose more editorial control

8 Aug just sent out this policy change to its local writers.  Many states and localities (Karl Dickey in south Florida, Garry Reed in Dallas) have “libertarian Examiners.” It’s easy to imagine the climate of Obama censorship created by FCC regulation of the internet and The Department of Justice subpoenas and ga orders against reason magazine and its readers being involved in this.  It will be worth measuring whether politically incorrect Examiners don’t get “whitelisted” and Hillary and Obama supporters do.

Over the past several months, has gradually put more emphasis on content quality. We’ve removed content, coached a variety of writers, and we’ve reduced the number of topics we choose to cover. Now we are really excited to take the next step and increase this important focus with you!
Effective immediately, we are implementing a standard content review process. This process will include revised guidelines that we will enforce for all content published to our website.
How does this affect you?
This new policy will affect each contributor differently. By default, contributors will be set to “review,” meaning we will look at your content prior to your work publishing live to our website. We have scheduled our staff accordingly, and will strive to review each piece of content within 30 minutes, on average.
The Whitelist Team
Many of you have shown us that writing high-quality content is second nature. Those selected for this group will be notified individually and will be a part of our whitelist team. People in this select group will continue to publish directly to the website without review. This is the group we encourage everyone to achieve and we will help guide you there.
For now, new Examiners and those who have not yet demonstrated an ability to meet our guidelines will continue to have their work reviewed until they can be switched to a non-review status. We will be regularly reviewing contributors for inclusion on the whitelist.
Content marked Newsworthy (see the guidelines here) will continue to be reviewed in the same way it had been previously before being submitted to Google News. People on the whitelist team will see their stories go directly to Google news faster.
Let’s get started!
Please review the latest version of our editorial requirements. They have been simplified, clarified and will be immediately enforced:
When you finish your article, you will either have a “Publish” button (Whitelist) or a “Submit for review” option.
Content that doesn’t meet the stated guidelines will be sent back for a rework. You will be notified via email when this happens and the reasoning behind the rework will be stated in the review section of the edit article page:
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Once you review the notes and make the necessary updates, you will have the ability to resubmit the article for review. Please do not submit tickets concerning reworks. The reasoning behind the rework will be in the Review Status section. Simply make the edits and resubmit for review as soon as you can.
We strongly believe these changes will improve the overall quality of the site and help make a more credible and respected publication. This will also be a direct reflection on how you are perceived as a writer and we are happy to partner with you on this.
We thank you for your cooperation and hopefully, you share our enthusiasm for the future.

Internet regulation panel

8 Jul

Hudson Institute’s Center for the Economics of the  
Internet is pleased to invite you to…

Network Neutrality Rules:

A Discussion with Robert McDowell,
Maureen Ohlhausen, and Craig Silliman

Wednesday, July 1012:00 – 1:30 PM
In 2010, the FCC promulgated rules, entitled Preserving the Open Internetthat limited the commercial behavior of Internet providers. Verizon challenged in court the rules, also commonly known as network neutrality rules, as exceeding the FCC’s statutory authority and violating the First and Fifth Amendments of the Constitution.
Hudson Institute’s Center for the Economics of the Internet presents a panel discussion of the FCC’s network neutrality rules, their past, their present, and their future.
The discussants include:

Hudson Institute Senior Fellow and Center Director Harold Furchtgott-Roth will moderate the discussion.
Click here to register.

Lunch will be served.
This event will be streamed live here:
Submit questions via Twitter: @HudsonInstitute

Betsy and Walter Stern Conference CenterHudson Institute1015 15th St, NW6th FloorWashington, DC 20005